Hannah is enthusiastic and creative by nature; as a solo, chamber, orchestral, and jazz musician, and where she can find time, as a painter too.
She had her concerto debut performing Webers Clarinet Concerto No. 1 with The Dunottar Chamber Ensemble in 2013 and was leader of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain in 2014. During her first year at Trinity, taught by Michael Whight, she won the Wilfred Hambleton Clarinet Competition, the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition, the Trinity Laban Clarinet Award (for 2015 and later for 2017), and was further awarded the John Barbirolli Foundation Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Currently taught by Joan Lluna, Anthony Pike, and Fiona Cross, Hannah has now already performed at many of Londons prestigious venues, including; St John Smiths Square, St. Martin in the Fields, The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall.
Jazz and improvisation are of equal interest to Hannah, and she enjoys bringing her skills from both musical backgrounds together. In July 2017, after winning the Trinity Laban Soloists competition, she performed the Copland Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. She has also featured as the soloist in Bernsteins ‘Prelude Fugue and Riffs’ with the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra, and performed at the London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scotts with the Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. With The Old Jelly Rollers; a seven piece trad jazz band, she toured New Orleans during Mardi Gras 2017, and has performed at festivals including love supreme and will be performing at wilderness this summer. She has also performed at music festivals including Bestival, Shamballa and Boomtown, as bass clarinettist for stompys Playground, and will be performing at the Jazz Cafe in June. Most recently, Hannah has been awarded the opportunity to perform the Bruch double concerto with the Brighton and Hove concert orchestra, and has accepted an offer and scholarship from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama- where she hopes to continue to develop both her jazz and classical playing.
Tutor at SEASAW (South East Area Surrey Arts Wind)
Private Students ranging from ages 7-35
I am able to teach Clarinet, Sax and flute, and believe that the approach to teaching is different for every student. When teaching classically I tend to focus on things like reading music, and improving the quality of the tone of sound, but also enjoy the improvisatory and ear training approach to teaching jazz. I really enjoy teaching students all ages. I consider myself to be great with kids and enjoy making it a fun and supportive experience. I also enjoy the intellectual approach to teaching older students, giving a more rounded basis from which to work from.
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|Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance||2018||Bachelors||1:1|