A PRIZE-WINNING musician earning a reputation as one of the most innovative pianists of his generation is visiting Haddington.

Born in Hong Kong of Nigerian-Filipino descent and adopted by his Irish mother, Adam Heron performs at the town’s Holy Trinity Church on Sunday.

Haddington Concert Society will welcome the musician, who will perform music by Bach, Brahms, and Chopin.

The 24-year-old will also be performing works by two little-known black composers who are belatedly becoming recognised as outstanding composers of their day.

Joseph Bologne was born in Guadeloupe in 1745, the son of a plantation owner and his wife’s enslaved servant, and went on to become renowned as a virtuoso violinist, a celebrated composer, a renowned fencer and an anti-slavery campaigner.

Meanwhile, Ignatius Sancho was born on a slave ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sold into slavery in the Caribbean.

In 1774, he was the first known British African to vote in Britain.

Tickets for the concert, which gets under way at 3pm, are £12 and available from ticketsource.co.uk/haddington-concert-society/t-avzlyxj and Kesley’s Bookshop in Haddington, as well as at the door if any remain.

Children accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge but must book seats in advance.