Lunchtime concerts return to Bury Parish Church on Friday, September 9 with performances from two talented musicians.

Violinist Vincent Che-Yang Chu and pianist Yingyin Yu will play at the church, situated at The Rock, at 12.30pm for the start of the autumn series of concerts.

The musicians are both members of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Vincent, born in Taiwan in 1997, started playing the violin aged seven.

In 2016 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated in 2020, where he studied with Sebastian Müeller and Susanne Stanzeleit.

He then continued his studies with Simon Smith and Callum Smart at the Royal Northern College of Music where he specialised in violin performance and musicology. 

Vincent plays an Italian violin made in 1901 by Luigi Montanari, which is loaned by the Chimei Museum and is a keen chamber music performer.

Yingyin has been learning piano for 13 years since she aged 10.

She studied at Xinghai Conservatory of Music Affiliated Secondary School of Music in China when she was aged 16, learned composition and chose vocal as her second major.

In 2015, She attended the 14th international music festival and masterclasses at The Frideric Chopin University of Music, studying with professor Barbara Szczepanska.

She has been studying music in the United Kingdom for four years at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music in London.

Among her performances in the UK she has featured as a competition accompanist at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets are priced at £5 and can be bought on the door.

Refreshments will be available from 11.30am.

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