An award-winning pianist and composer is set to perform at Bury Parish Church on Friday.

Dominic Downes will be playing at the town centre church in a lunchtime concert at 12.30pm.

He has featured on BBC One in October last year, when he was described as "an exceptional talent with a bright future ahead of him".

He went to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and is now studying piano at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester.

Among his prizes, he received the RNCM "Under-represented" Performance Prize (first) last year and won the Chetham’s Carol Composition Competition in 2016, 2018 and 2021.

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He also is a founding member of the Sunset Jazz Ensemble, who perform around Manchester.

Highlights of his career so far include launching the Lancaster Gaia Festival in summer 2022 where his programme included Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata and Chopin’s 2nd Ballade.

He was the resident jazz pianist at the iconic art deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe from the age of 14 to 16, and has been resident pianist at the Bellsfield Hotel, Windermere.

Tickets will cost £5 on the door and refreshments will be served from 11.30am