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Staffordshire musician wins prestigious international contest

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 27, 2014

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A STAFFORDSHIRE musician has won a prestigious competition which involved a week of performances.

Hannah Morgan beat off competition from more than 20 oboists from 19 different countries taking part in the third Barbirolli International Oboe Festival in the Isle of Man.

The 23-year-old took top spot to be presented with the prize, which includes recital opportunities in London, by the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man Adam Wood.

Hannah, who attended St Lawrence Primary School, Gnosall, and St Dominic's High School for Girls, Brewood, began playing the oboe at the age of 10 and continued her studies at The Purcell School and Royal Academy of Music, London.

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She is now tutored by Jonathan Kelly, principal oboe in the Berlin Philharmonic and is completing her master of music degree in Germany.

The judges for the Barbirolli International Competition included Han de Vries, Maurice Bourgue, Neil Black and the jury chairman George Caird.

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