Two talented musicians will be lighting up Bury Parish Church at a lunchtime concert on Friday.

Violinist Dimitra Ananiadou and pianist Richard Whalley will be performing at the town centre church at 12.30pm.

Dimitra, from Greece, completed a masters degree in historical performance at the University of York. This qualification allowed her to delve into the intricacies of performing music from different eras, "embodying the true spirit of composers like Bach and Telemann".

As a talented artist and scholar, Dimitra not only excels in her studies but also serving as a teaching assistant at the University of Manchester.

Under the guidance of the acclaimed Beethoven expert Barry Cooper, she is currently pursuing her doctoral research on the dynamic markings in Beethoven’s violin sonatas.

She played at some of the most acclaimed venues in the UK, such as the British Parliament, Welsh Parliament and National Centre for Early Music.

And among other accolades, she won the "Silver Award" in the Virtuoso International Music Awards and the "Platinum Prize" in Beethoven International Competition 2023.

Tickets will cost £5 on the door and refreshments will be on sale from 11.15am.