Hannah Plumridge (Repiano Cornet - Cory Band)
Hannah accepted the invitation to join Cory just before she commenced her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2015. She spent two years on 2nd cornet, after which she was promoted to Solo Cornet for a year before moving onto Repiano Cornet in 2018. During her time at Cory Hannah has won every major brass band competition and has contributed to many successful contests, concerts and international tours (including the band’s two ‘Grand Slam’ years). Alongside this she also deputised on Principal Cornet for the band.
Outside of band Hannah also had a successful playing career whilst she studied for her degree. She was a prominent member of the brass department and led many of the college ensembles. Alongside this she won the Philip Jones brass ensemble prize on three occasions, The McGrenery chamber prize and also the Linda Mowat Solo competition. Additionally, in 2016 she obtained the Harry Mortimer Memorial Trust award and in February 2019 Hannah competed in a trumpet competition held at the Royal Academy of music in London where she was awarded the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship.
After graduating in 2019, studying under Tom Hutchinson, Hannah was invited over to New Zealand as guest Principal Cornet with the Waitakere Auckland Brass Band to perform in the National Brass Band Championships. She still continues to play in Cory and also plays the trumpet as a function musician all over the UK.