ANNA Tsybuleva has had to pull out of Friday's BMS (British Music Society of York) concert but Charles Owen will step in to replace the 2015 Leeds Piano Contest winner.

"Unfortunately Anna is unable to travel from Moscow due to ill health, but at very short notice we've managed to find a replacement," says publicity officer Tony Hodge.

"Charles Owen has agreed to come to York and will play Bach's Italian Concerto; Brahms's Klavierstuecke Op.76 and Rhapsodies Op.79; Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Wagner-Liszt's Liebestod."

BMS chairman Robert Gammon says: "Charles is very much more than a substitute act. With an international reputation, he is Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and joint artistic director of the prestigious London Piano Festival."

Tony adds: "The concert is therefore very much on and BMS hopes that as many as possible will come to hear Charles Owen."

Tickets for Friday's 8pm concert at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, are on sale at