Scunthorpe Concert Society

by | 7 January 2024 | Gainsborough, Music

In days of old before new-fangled technology, it was traditional to have a sing-song around the piano.

Cockney rhyming slang refers to the piano as a ‘Joanna’ yet no one really knows from where this truly originated. The academic, lexicographer and radio personality Terence Dolan has suggested that rhyming slang was invented by Irish immigrants to London ‘so the actual English wouldn’t understand what they were talking about’.

In contrast, there is every intention to let the world know when The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society proudly presents exceptional pianist Ignas Maknickas.

In July 2021 Ignas received ‘The Queen’s Award for Excellence’ as the highest-scoring graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Born in California in 1998, he was raised in Lithuania. In 2017, graduating from the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius, he was honoured by the President of Lithuania.

With his sister and three brothers, the talented Maknickas Family Ensemble has represented Lithuania on national television and at State Occasions. As a soloist he has appeared at the Steinway Hall in London, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Charlottenborg Festival Hall in Copenhagen, Ed Landreth Hall in Fort Worth, Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius and Kinross House in Scotland.

The concert will feature music by Chopin, Schuman and Schubert. Tickets cost £18.00 and children / students attend free with an accompanying adult.

The concert is on Friday 12th January at 7.30pm at Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ. The theatre is modern but cosy. Go along with a friend or on your own as you will receive a warm welcome and the chance to win a raffle prize. For more details visit