This year has been a very successful one for Ysgol Gyfun y Strade pupil, Lauren Fisher. She had considerable success in the Rotary UK Young Musicians Competition. She was the overall winner of the Rotary Club of Llanelli competition, the Area Competition winner and a finalist in the Southern Wales District final held in Blackwood. Lauren was then invited to be a guest artist at the Centenary Gala Concert of The Rotary Club of Llanelli. Lauren also won the 2018 Gethin Hughes Bursary Prize in a very tough competition which was hosted at the annual concert of Cor Meibion Llanelli at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.
As a member of LARS (Loud Applause Rising Stars) she has performed at many prestigious events such as soirees at Stradey Castle and Llanelly House, at the City and County of Swansea’s Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Commemoration events, at musical evenings at Machynys Golf Club and at Loud Applauses’ Night with the Stars Gala Concert in Ffwrnes Theatre.
Lauren’s love of music has led her also to compete in many competitions gaining invaluable experience: The Voice of South Wales Seniors, She was runner-up in both the Welsh Factor and Kids Got Talent in 2016.
She won a scholarship at 10 years old with the Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers and performed at many concerts with them. Recently Lauren has gained a distinction in Grade 8 in Popular Music Vocals Examinations London College of Music. Lauren lives in Llanelli.