An award-winning Ukrainian concert pianist who has helped to raise thousands for charity will perform at Bury Parish Church on Friday.

Ivan Hovorun has contributed to amassing more than £10,000 from Ukrainian relief concerts across the country amid the ongoing war with Russia and launched a fund for young musicians from his homeland.

He decided to move to England after being awarded a scholarship in 2004 to study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), from which he graduated with a master of music degree in 2011.

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Ivan has won numerous competition prizes and scholarships during his career and has performed with major Eastern and Western European orchestras and at various festivals.

The concert at the church will begin at 12.30pm with tickets on sale for £5 on the door.

Refreshments will be on sale from 11.30am.

This month, Bury Parish Church’s charity of the month is the Ukrainian Music Bursary at the RNCM. All donations are welcome.