A virtuoso pianist is to perform on the Isle of Cumbrae this weekend as part of the continuing series of Sunday summer concerts at the Cathedral of the Isles.

Described by International Piano Magazine as “one of the most gifted pianists of his generation”, Mark Viner is steadily gaining a reputation as one of Britain’s leading concert pianists.

Born in 1989, he began playing at the age of 11 before being awarded a scholarship two years later to enter the Purcell School of Music. Graduating with first class honours in a Bachelor of Music degree in 2011 and a Master's in Performance with distinction in 2013; the same year which afforded him the honour to perform before HRH the Prince of Wales, before becoming King Charles III.

His career has brought him across much of Europe as well as North and South America - and now Millport.

While festival invitations include appearances the Raritäten der Klaviermusik, Husum in Germany, the Cheltenham Music Festival and Harrogate Music Festival in the United Kingdom and the Festival Chopiniana in Argentina, radio broadcasts include recitals and interviews aired on Deutschlandfunk together with frequent appearances on BBC Radio 3.

Mark will be performing at The Cathedral of the Isles this Sunday, August 6, at 3pm. Entry is free, and there will be a retiring collection afterwards.