05 May 2023
By Ellie Palmer
Lang Lang and Alexis Ffrench are also scheduled to perform at the highly anticipated concert on 7 May
13-year-old blind pianist and Channel 4 star Lucy Illingworth is scheduled to give a performance at His Majesty The King's Coronation Concert on Sunday.
Lucy won the hearts of the nation earlier this year with her stunning performances on the new Channel 4 show, 'The Piano'. 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. She then stormed to victory in the Grand Final in London.
Lang Lang will also take to the stage on Sunday, performing a duet with pop star singer, songwriter and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger, while fellow pianist Alexis Ffrench will perform alongside singer Freya Ridings.
The Coronation Concert takes place on Sunday 7 May at 7pm, live outside Windsor Castle and available to stream on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.
Other performers include Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, Paloma Faith, Steve Winwood and more.
Main image (left to right): Lang Lang/©Olaf Hohenberg, Lucy Illingworth/©YouTube, Alexis Ffrench/©Sony Music Entertainment