Writing

Duncan Honeybourne has written for many newspapers and journals. His work, including articles, obituaries, features and concert/book reviews, has appeared in Classical Music and International Piano magazines, the Jewish Chronicle, The Times, Guardian, the Birmingham Post and the Cardiff Western Mail.

Duncan’s research interests complement his performing career and embrace a wide range of fascinating and forgotten composers, pianists and other musical characters. He also writes and lectures frequently on his experience of living with autism, and more occasionally on aspects of family history.

Many of the articles listed below have appeared in a range of publications, whilst a few are published here for the first time. Also available are some of his CD booklet essays, and interviews given by Duncan to other writers.


Journeys into English piano music (part 2)

Duncan Honeybourne explores the solo piano output of Moeran and Holst.

Spirited, the magazine of the English Music Festival, Spring 2021

What I've learned in the year 2020

Duncan's reflections and resolutions after lockdown.

January 2021

On the trail of cousin Leo

Duncan Honeybourne uncovers the remarkable story of another piano teacher in the family: Leopold Carl Cohen, later Alexander (1887-1950).

January 2021

Rosemarie Wright – a personal appreciation by her former student Duncan Honeybourne

MusicWeb International, June 2020

Rosemarie Wright obituary – “A real musician among pianists”

MusicWeb International, June 2020

Rosemarie Wright obituary

The Guardian, 3 June 2020

Compensation Strategies in Autism

SEN magazine, May-June 2020

Journeys into English piano music (part 1)

Spirited, the magazine of the English Music Festival, Spring 2020

John Joubert and his piano music

Album notes for The Piano Music of John Joubert (Prima Facie Records PFCD097, released February 2019).

Remembering a Staffordshire Soldier

Stone and Eccleshall Gazette July/August 2018

The Piano Music of John Joubert

Spirited Magazine 2017/2018

The Piano Music of Andrew Downes: a personal note by Duncan Honeybourne

Duncan discusses the work of Andrew Downes, a composer whose work he explores on his disc Daybreak in the Fields.

August 2017

Celebrating John Joubert's birthday

Birmingham Post March 2017

Meet the Artist: Duncan Honeybourne

Duncan talks to 'The Cross-Eyed Pianist', a pianist, writer, music and arts reviewer, and blogger on classical music and pianism.

Meet The Artist March 2017

Beyond the Notes

Classical Music April 2015

Greville Cooke: Composer, Pianist, Poet and Priest

International Piano November 2014

Archy Rosenthal: Reviving the Music of a Lost Composer

The Jewish Chronicle May 2014

Harold Taylor obituary

Author and pianist

The Times March 2014

David Brock obituary

Writer, examiner, adjudicator and lecturer

The Times May 2013

John Brennan obituary

Pianist and teacher

May 2010

Lilian Niblette

Pianist and teacher

Birmingham Conservatoire Magazine Autumn 2009

Frank Downes obituary

Horn player, writer, broadcaster and lecturer

The Times January 2006

Marjorie Hazlehurst obituary

Pianist and teacher

The Times September 2003

Geoffrey Buckley obituary

Pianist and teacher 

The Times May 2003

Edna Iles obituary

Pianist and champion of Medtner

The Times February 2003