'The Piano' winner Lucy set to perform at Coronation Concert

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.

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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