A PIANIST will recite the compositions of two classical greats as part of an online concert series staged by Rhyl Music Club.

Lara Melda has performed across the UK and Europe including her debut at the Barbican Centre in London, followed by stints with the Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

While she is only in her mid-20s, Melda has been on the music circuit for a long time having won the BBC Young Musician in 2010 and performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the age of 16. She also regularly travels to Turkey, her parents’ home country, where she received the Woman of the Year Arts Award by Elele-Avon.

But the London soloist, who graduated from the Royal College of Music in London with a first-class honour in 2016, is most well-known for her Chopin interpretations. She will perform Nocturnes in B flat, Op. 9 No. 1 and in E flat, Op. 9 No. 2, as well as Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 in the online recital on Wednesday, January 27.

It will also include Rachmaninov’s Etudes Tableaux in E flat major and G minor Op. 33, and Prelude in D major, Op. 23 No. 4.

Due to coronavirus restrictions Rhyl Music Club is staging its International Concert series for free via its website, which includes a total of six performances up to March.

David Birch, chairman of Rhyl Music Club, said: “This time last year no-one would have dreamt that we would be producing concerts on the internet instead of in Rhyl Town Hall but we are glad we’ve been able to do so in these troubled times.”

Melda’s recital takes place from 7.30pm-8.30pm on January 27. Book your place at www.rhylmusic.com