17 February 2023
By Ellie Palmer
Lucy, who is blind and neurodiverse, played Chopin's Nocturne in B flat minor for passers by at Leeds Train Station and left everyone – including the TV show's judges Mika and Lang Lang – lost for words!
This is the heart-warming moment a young, blind pianist left everyone absolutely amazed.
13-year-old pianist Lucy performed a Chopin Nocturne on a public piano at Leeds Train Station as part of Channel 4's brand-new TV show, The Piano.
This is the incredible moment Lucy, a 13-year-old who is blind and neurodiverse, played a highly-complex Chopin piece, leaving @MikaSounds and @Lang_Lang speechless.— Channel 4 (@Channel4) February 15, 2023
The Piano, presented by @ClaudiaWinkle, starts tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
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The show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, features amateur piano players from across the UK performing on public pianos in various railway stations. But what the pianists don't know is that they are being secretly watched by two stars: Singer-songwriter Mika and classical pianist Lang Lang.
As Lucy played her way through Chopin's Nocturne in B flat minor, both Mika and Lang Lang were left stunned, with neither uttering a single word during her performance.
"I'm speechless, I don't know what to say. I really don't know what to say," Lang Lang said afterwards.
Lucy appeared in a short documentary for The Amber's Trust back in 2020. Take a look at her amazing story below!