Born and raised in Bournemouth, Hannah first picked up the flute aged 9 and has never put it down. It was in 2012 that she accepted a scholarship to further her instrumental and musical development at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Under the tuition of Sarah Newbold and Jonathan Burgess, she subsequently achieved a first class degree. Kindly supported by Help Musicians UK, Clingan’s Trust and Split Infinitive Trust, she is studying for a Masters in orchestral performance at the same institute. She studies with Jonathan Burgess and Matthew Featherstone, and as part of her course, she has opportunities to play in rehearsals with the Welsh National Opera and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Particular highlights of Hannah's career so far were achieving the Daniel Emerlyn Davies Award, performing in the finals of the Kelleher Woodwind Prize 2016 and reaching the Finals of the colleges’ concerto competition 2017. Furthermore, she has been involved with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Symphony and Opera Orchestras with conductor Carlo Rizzi. In addition she has performed with 'The Messiaen Ensemble' performing Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotique and Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto with conductor Pascal Gallois.
Her freelance work has included performing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in workshops and performances with Kirill Karabits (principal conductor) and Victor Aviat (assisstant conductor) and also performances Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Furthermore she has been asked by Magna Sinfonia, a Bournemouth based orchestra, to perform Ibert’s Flute Concerto with them in October 2017.