Internationally renowned concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky returns to Bungay on September 1 to help raise funds for Holy Trinity Church.

He will be giving an hour-long recital at St Mary’s Church that day at 7.30pm, fitting it in in a year in which he has again been travellng the world to give recitals in many cities and on cruise liners.

It is a great coup for the church to have him back again.

The American-Ukrainian veteran musician has often said it is part of his philosophy to bring his style of music to places away from the musical mainstream, bringing the pleasure of classical music to audiences which seldom experience this type of music in live performance.

New York-born Rudnytsky’s work takes him all over the world - to every continent and places in-between.

He is in fact one of the most travelled of all concert pianists, having played in more countries than almost all others.

He is a multiple prize-winner in international piano competitions, including such prestigious ones as the International Leventritt Competition (New York) and International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington) and, in Italy, the "F.Busoni" and "A. Casagrande" International Piano Competitions.

In addition to his many recitals, Rudnytsky has also appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world.

To date, he has played over 45 different works for piano and orchestra with them. He is currently "Professor Emeritus" of Youngstown State University (Dana School of Music), where he has been on the piano and music faculty since 1972.

His Bungay recital will include two works which are his own arrangements for solo piano – Chopin’s Krakowiak op 14, and Beethoven’s Concerto No 3 in C Minor, op 37.

Tickets for the recital are £12 and are available from Wightman’s of Bungay in the Market Place (cash sales only), or Terry Reeve on 01986 896416, email: