DISCOVER more about well-known composer Fryderyk Chopin.

A leading authority on the composer, Professor John Rink from the University of Cambridge, is at Salisbury Cathedral on Wednesday for The Faces of Night in Chopin.

Professor Rink’s illustrated talk is the penultimate concert in Salisbury Cathedral’s South Transept Recital series.

In the course of the programme he explores the role of light and dark in Chopin’s music, focusing in particular on the Nocturnes. Contrasting passages from familiar and some less familiar pieces are compared in an exploration of musical chiaroscuro.

In addition to being a performer and academic, Professor Rink is a prize-winning author. He has given lecture-recitals and taught piano masterclasses around the world.

John Challenger, the assistant director of music at Salisbury Cathedral, said: “I am thrilled that a performer and academic of John Rink’s standing is coming to the cathedral to share his knowledge. John is known across the globe for his work on Chopin and the performance history of the composer’s music, including Chopin’s own performance practices. His insights will be fascinating and add to our appreciation of this evocative music.”

The Faces of Night in Chopin takes place in the South Transept at 7.30pm and is followed by refreshments and an opportunity to meet Professor Rink.

Tickets are £12.50, phone on 01722 555156.