A FRESH lunchtime concert will take place at Bury Parish Church tomorrow - featuring a talented young pianist.

Cristo Harijan is an alumni of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.

The 21-year-old New York state native's programme will include works by Chopin and Rachmaninov.

He first began learning the piano at the age of nine and moved to the UK in 2012. He was self-taught until until 2014 when he began studying at The Sage Gateshead in the young musicians programme.

The parish church concert will take place from 12.45pm with admission £5 on the door.

Cristo attended Chetham's from 2015, where he completed his GCSE’s and A levels, as well as placing highly in external and internal competitions such as the EPTA and the school’s Beethoven competition.

More recently he has gained the highest award in the revised EPTA competition and performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini in the final of the RNCM's concerto competition.

A concerts spokesman said: "Cristo’s current repertoire is very much focused on the larger scale works of the romantic era, favouring composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt."

Refreshments will be available at The Rock church from 11.30am for the gathering.