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Pianist Hannah celebrates festival wins

Pianist Hannah celebrates festival wins

A Level music student Hannah Roffey is celebrating success in two local competitions, including pianist of the year at Lytham St Annes Festival of Performing Arts.

“I was really, really excited to win and I couldn’t believe it!” said Hannah, who performed in the modern/romantic repertoire and baroque/classical repertoire.

“Last year I had been getting third place and I feel I’ve really come on with my confidence this year and after entering the Rotary Club competition as well I’ve got used to performing more. My teachers have also helped my confidence so much.”

Hannah, 18, a former student at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College, is currently in the upper sixth, studying A Levels in music, maths and religion, ethics and philosophy.

Her success in Lytham comes on the back of success at the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition, where she reached the regional heats in Penrith, winning the instrumentalist runner’s up award.

Hannah is aiming to study classical music at Leeds College of Music in September and hopes to become a piano teacher in the future.