A rare chance to see a celebrated BBC Young Musician of the year is coming to the west coast this weekend.

Lara Melda won the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition, performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in the final round with Vasily Petrenko and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff.

She will be performing at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock this Sunday - and concert-goers under the age of 26 can see her performance for just £5.

Lara made her BBC Proms and Royal Albert Hall debut as one of the soloists performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In the summer of 2016 Lara graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class honours degree, where she studied with Ian Jones.

She had begun piano lessons with Emily Jeffrey at the age of six and has made guest appearances on BBC TV's Proms Extra programme and in 2020 she released her debut Chopin CD.

Most recently she curated a critically acclaimed multi sensory Van Gogh immersive concert experience in collaboration with Exhibition Hub, where the audience and Lara’s playing become intertwined in a journey through Van Gogh’s life.

A Beacon spokesperson said: "This Sunday we host another performance in our Classical Concert Series, featuring Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year (2010) Laura Melda. Featuring a blockbuster programme, we are very excited and fortunate to have such a talent at the Beacon."

Tickets for the concert on Sunday, May 16 at 3pm, are available here.