Amazing moment blind and autistic pianist Lucy, 13, stunned 20,000 spectators at Coronation Concert including Charles, Kate and Charlotte performing Bach piece
- Lucy Illingworth performed Bach’s Prelude in C Major tonight at Windsor Castle
Tens of thousands of spectators at King Charles’ Coronation Concert were left speechless this evening as 13-year-old blind and autistic pianist Lucy Illingworth gave a breathtaking performance.
The pianist, who is part of Queen Camilla’s patronage, the Amber Trust, was one of the talents chosen to perform at a concert that took place in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The teen performed a rendition of Bach’s Prelude in C major, provoking smiles and applause from the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte, leaving the newly crowned King and Queen speechless.
The blind musician’s stunning performance came just months after she melted hearts and was crowned the winner of the Channel 4 series The Piano.
Those watching the concert from home on social media were quick to applaud the youngster, who hails from West Yorkshire, with some even moved to tears.
Tens of thousands of spectators at King Charles’ Coronation Concert were left speechless this evening as 13-year-old blind and autistic pianist Lucy Illingworth gave a breathtaking performance
The newly crowned king and queen were speechless at the performance of the 13-year-old
The Princess of Wales and her mini-me Princess Charlotte smiled as the teen performed
Lucy, who was born with cancerous tumors in her eyes and is largely nonverbal, left the 20,000 people sitting in the crowd at Windsor Castle stunned, and those watching from home were momentarily blown away by the moving performance.
One person on social media wrote, “The coronation concert is incredibly emotional – great performances from Lucy and the Romeo and Juliet ensemble.”
Another added, “Wow Lucy – you had me in tears. What an amazing talent and a beautiful young lady. Bravo!’
A third said, “Lucy Illingworth, you are amazing.”
The pianist was one of several star-studded performances to take place tonight at the King’s celebration, which Buckingham Palace promised would be filled with “global music icons and contemporary stars.”
Lucy, who was born with cancerous tumors in her eyes and is largely nonverbal, left the 20,000 crowd at Windsor Castle baffled
Nicole Scherzinger sang a hit Disney hit, Olly Murs took the stage to show off his moves and Steve Winwood sang to thousands of cheering spectators.
The King and Queen, whose coronation ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday, were joined by their relatives to watch the spectacular show hosted by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville.