Hannah became serious about the cello whilst at Junior Guildhall in London, where she studied with Nancy Green and later with Selma Gokcen. She continued her music studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she completed both a Bachelor of Music degree (graduating with First Class Honours) and a Masters (specialising in Performance Studies and Ethnomusicology). Not wanting to stop there, Hannah embarked upon a Post Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music, London, where she spent a year honing her skills on the baroque cello.
Since making London her home in 2003, Hannah has been freelancing as a cellist and has gained much experience both on stage and in the studio. She has performed with string ensembles and chamber orchestras at the Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall and many other concert venues, and as a session musician with various bands and solo artists at music venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Guanabara and The Rhythm Factory. Hannah has recorded for producers and film/TV composers at various London studios including Rak, Metropolis and Tin Pan Alley, most recently working with singer Debi Doss (of The Kinks) on a track for her solo EP, Debi Does, and also with producer Harry Coade on a world music project, The Heart of Marrakesh.
Hannah is an opera enthusiast and can often be seen in the orchestra pit, most recently working with music director Peter Ford on a production of The Beggar’s Opera in Oborne, Dorset. Hannah is also passionate about chamber music and was a founding member of various ensembles, including baroque trio The Nightingale Consort with soprano Carollyn Eden and lutenist Alex McCartney, with whom she has performed at numerous venues such as The Handel House Museum in London.
Hannah is always on the look-out for new collaborative projects, and recently performed in Handhold, a cross-art collaboration directed by choreographer Cherie De Haven, in which she accompanied contemporary dancers with semi-improvised cello. For four years Hannah was a member of the new-wave folk band Gallows Ghost who performed at many venues and festivals including The Century Club Soho, Bush Hall and Bestival, and released their debut EP, Arrows, in 2015. Hannah has joined the fledgling prog rock band Storm Deva who are currently recording their first album.
Hannah takes great pleasure in using her music to support the community, and has performed voluntarily at schools, hospitals and care homes in her local area and beyond. Together with soprano Carollyn Eden, Hannah has performed in several Camphill Village Trust communities where the audiences consisted of children and adults with a variety of special needs.