Something very special happened at our Classic FM Live concert this week. South American pianist Gabriela Montero turned an iconic TV theme into a romantic and expansive piece of piano music - completely on the spot. You can listen to it here.
Gabriela Montero is known for being a stupendous pianist, but she’s also a truly gifted improviser.
One of her party-pieces is to take a theme suggested by the audience or the orchestra and turn it into a majestic piano piece.
Our weekday presenter John Suchet set her a challenge - making up on the spot a piece of piano music featuring the much-loved Coronation Street theme. And she had to do it in front of an audience of 2,000, with millions listening along at home.
Listen to it now:
If you like what you heard, you can hear beautiful music from the world's finest players (like the amazing Gabriela Montero) every evening in Smooth Classics from 10pm on Classic FM.