Biography

Hannah is a 22 year old musician based in London. She is currently a Peter Harris Scholar studying a Masters in Bass Clarinet Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2019, Hannah was a finalist in the first ever Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest, and has been named one of their ‘artists of the next generation’.

Hannah is currently a member of ‘New Woods Collective’, a trio of bass clarinet, flute and piano specialising in contemporary repertoire. 

Hannah received a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music from the University Of Southampton in 2018, being awarded the Peter Evans Prize for performance excellence. At the University Of Southampton Hannah studied bass clarinet with Helen Paskins. Hannah has much experience playing bass clarinet, clarinet and Eb clarinet with many orchestras across London and the South of England.

Hannah most notably performs as a solo performer, predominantly on bass clarinet. Since 2015 Hannah has been playing alongside pianist and fellow Southampton alumni Dan Keen. She has a large repertoire list, consisting of mostly contemporary pieces, including works that are unaccompanied, with piano accompaniment and with electronic backing.

In 2018, Hannah won the John Ireland prize for her performance of his Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano. Hannah was also the bass clarinetist for the National Youth Wind Orchestra of GB in 2017. Hannah was chosen to play with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in 2018 when they performed a concert at Turner Sims, Southampton. Hannah also played bass clarinet in the 'Progression Ensemble' for the only UK date in Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurances' 2018 tour. Hannah recently performed at the 2019 European Clarinet Festival held in Camerino, Italy

Orchestras played with:

National Youth Wind Orchestra of GB, Southampton University Symphony Orchestra, Southampton University Sinfonietta, Southampton University Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, The Space Between Collective, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Wyatt Sinfonia, East London Symphony Orchestra, Hitchin Symphony Orchestra, London Incidental Orchestra.