Few pianists have enjoyed such a colourful and cosmopolitan career as Nicholas Durcan. He studied the piano with Hamish Milne and Angus Morrison and organ with Alan Harverson at the Royal Academy of Music where he won many prizes including the highest performing award, the Recital Diploma. From 1980 to 1982 he was sub-organist at Westminster Cathedral and in 1983 made his concerto début at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has since performed concertos at the Royal Festival Hall and St John’s Smith Square, given recitals at the Purcell Rooms, broadcast on Classic fm and BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4, and appeared on several television programmes. He performs regularly in the United States and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Sweden, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He is also an acclaimed jazz pianist and appears regularly with London’s top jazz musicians. In conjunction with a performing career he is also a composer and arranger and has written the music for BBC and Channel 4 television series. He has released a number of recordings, including a disc of piano music by the British composer Billy Mayerl.