Elton John piano student wins prestigious award

Hannah Coulton, aged 14, of Priory Community School Academy in Somerset won the Cartrine Bassil cup for outstanding musical potential.

The competition was judged by professional musicians.

Last year Priory’s Jill Dando News Centre broke the news of how Hannah thrilled audiences at the Royal Albert Hall by playing on Elton John’s piano alongside pianists from across the world.

The incredible youngster started playing piano when she was only six and then in Year 7 she was the youngest student to open the PCSA music concert by playing Harry Potter “Dumbledore’s Army.”

Head of Music Richard Wassall said: “Hannah is a dedicated and hard working student and it’s all reflected in her fantastic piano playing.”