Annabel one step from final

By Surrey and Hants News in Arts

One of the two winners of a local Rotary Young Musicians competition has found success on a wider stage.

Singer Annabel Hanssen, who triumphed in the Four Marks and Medstead Rotary and Alton Rotary heat, has since won a contest in Wimborne against 16 winners of similar Rotary-organised competitions across Hampshire and Dorset.

Annabel, an Alton Convent School sixth-former who lives in Farnham, performed in a music recital to an audience of 170.

She now has a place in a competition in Taunton open to young musicians from across all of southern and western England, with entry to the national final in Cardiff as the prize.