THE talent of two brothers will be played out to an audience as part of the upcoming Darlington Arts Festival.

Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Chen and his 15-year-old sibling James are both students at the esteemed Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, having started to play piano aged just six.

James performed his debut piano concerto with Teesside Symphony Orchestra in 2016 at age 12 and was awarded his Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music at 13.

Jeremy achieved his Royal Schools of Music certification at the age of 12. Both were the prize winners in Chopin International Festival in Warsaw in 2016 and in April this year.

The pair will be showcasing their talents in Darlington's Central Hall, in the Dolphin Centre, off Horsemarket, on Sunday, May 19.

Each will give a recital either side of the interval and their programmes will include works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Greg Johnson, chairman of Darlington Piano Society, said: “the Arts Festival gives us the opportunity to showcase the brilliance of these two youngsters, outside of our usual recital seasons.

"This will be their first ever recital performance in Darlington and I’m hoping that many will join us in an afternoon of exhilarating music making."

The performance will begin at 3pm and tickets can be purchased online via the Society's website on at the venue on the day. However, no tickets will be on sale at the Dolphin Centre beforehand.

Tickets are £10 and those under 21 go free.

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