South Wales Pianist
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Hannah grew up in a musical family in Aberdare, South Wales. With her mother as the principal of Hebron Piano School, Hannah began learning to play at two years of age. Whilst studying at Aberdare Girls’ Comprehensive School, she gained an A Grade in GCSE music at the age of  thirteen and Grade 8 piano the following year. She then went on to study the flute and voice. In her early years she competed in the South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians, where she won many awards.

 

Hannah went on to study at Exeter University where she obtained a first class honours degree in Music, and then returned to Wales to study for her Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst at RWCMD, Hannah studied piano with Michael Young and played in a variety of masterclasses with pianists such as Bernard Roberts, Penelope Roskell, Leon McCawley and Boris Berman. She also entered the Concerto Trials and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition with Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. In 2007, Hannah won the Jacobson Prize.

 

Hannah now enjoys a varied career as a freelance performer, accompanist, ABRSM examiner and teacher. Her highlights include performing at St. David’s Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), supporting Aled Jones on tour with young Norwegian singer Tomine Mikkeline and travelling to New Zealand with her flute and piano duo Tranquillo.

 

DipABRSM (Performance)

BAHons (Music, Exeter University)

PGDipMUS (Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)

 

Member of Tranquillo Flute and Piano duo

Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Musical Director of Abercynon Male Voice Choir

Musical Director of Tonyrefail Ladies Choir

Piano Tutor at Hebron Piano School, Aberdare

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