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Determination and perseverance pays off for Trinity-Steinway Piano Scholar, Hansen Wang.

Trinity School student, Hansen Wang, aged 16, has been named the Trinity-Steinway Piano Scholar for 2016/17, after four years of hard work and perseverance.

The school was delighted to announce that Hansen had received the coveted award, donated by Steinway and awarded in collaboration with the Royal College of Music.

On receiving the award, Hansen said: “Knowing the standard required to be given the award really spurred me on. You can’t just play the notes and expect reward, so I spent time thinking about the music and interpreting it in my own way. I’m excited to have been given the award and feel a great sense of anticipation about what’s to come this year.”

Richard Evans, Director of Piano at Trinity School, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for Hansen to develop his playing further and to experience the commitment and amazing performance opportunities of a professional concert artist. He is an outstanding talent and we are very excited about his prospects for the future.”

Head of Piano at the Royal College of Music, Professor Vanessa Latarche, was greatly impressed by the standard of playing from all participants this year, commenting: “Hansen’s commitment, musicality and technical brilliance made him the deserved winner of this prestigious award.”

Trinity's Piano Festival takes place 30 January - 6 February 2017.

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