Matthew Steele (8B) was the first young pianist to reach the UK final of European Piano Teachers Association (from the Belfast region). He was awarded 1st place in the Regional Finals in Birmingham and was selected to be In the UK National final, held in April 2018. In addition this year, Matthew has achieved 1st place in Sonata Class (Lagan Festival), 1st in Recital Class Piano Solo Grade 7, 1st in Grade 7 Piano (Carrickfergus Music festival) and 1st in Duet Category (Carrickfergus Music festival). Amazing achievements, Matthew, well done!