An award-winning musician tipped to have a great future will be performing at Bury Parish Church on Friday.

Maria Luc, described as a "pianist to achieve great things", will be playing at the town centre church in a lunchtime concert at 12.30pm.

She is British and of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage based in Manchester with roots in Chichester, West Sussex.

Maria will be heading off to showcase her talent at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Colorado, America, with the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship this summer.

She will also be performing at the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool and the Harris Concert Hall in America in a solo gig.

She has played numerous times at the Wigmore Hall and has performed further afield in France and Hungary.

A winner of the RNCM Concerto Prize, Maria is a concerto soloist with many orchestras around the country including the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Nottingham Philharmonic and Chichester Symphony Orchestra to name a few.

Currently under the tuition of Kathy Stott, she has also played for Sir Andras Schiff, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Stephen Hough and many other eminent pianists. 

She was also the winner of the international piano competition, Norah Sande Award (2017) and Chopin Prize (2020).

Tickets for the performance, set to last around an hour, are priced at £5 and will be available to buy on the door.

Refreshments are on sale in the church from 11.30am.

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