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
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.
BAHons (Music, Exeter University)
PGDipMUS (Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)