Olympic silver medalist Samantha Murray's new BBC challenge
Olympic silver medalist Samantha Murray will be turning her talents to the piano as part of a BBC challenge.
The pentathlete, who trains at the University of Bath, has never played the instrument before.
She will be appearing alongside celebrities such as broadcaster Nicky Campbell, weather host Caroline Kirkwood and Radio Manchester DJ Allan Beswick as part of Piano Season.
They will be given just six weeks to master the piano before performing in a gala concert in Cardiff in aid of Children in Need on October 29, which will be broadcast on BBC 4 and Radio 3.
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Samantha, 22, said: "I am really looking forward to taking part because I don't play an instrument and I thought it would be a really nice thing to do.
"It was not until I signed up that they told me I would be playing in a concert so I have been really thrown in at the deep end.
"I am not musical but it is all for a good cause and hopefully it will be fun too.
The Piano Season aims to celebrate some of the greatest piano works written by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, as well as looking at jazz works.
There will also be an edition dedicated to pianist Lang Lang to mark his 30th birthday.
Radio 3 controller Roger Wright, said: "The piano is a single instrument that has the ability to convey a range of emotions and the power of a whole orchestra.
"Over six weeks we will be exploring this remarkable instrument; its history, mechanics and influence, as well as delving into the lives of the people behind the instrument and the music created for it."
The Piano Season runs until Tuesday, November 6.