Biography

Hannah is a very experienced performer. Her first engagement on moving to Scotland was playing for the opening (by Prince Charles) of the Glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. She has played at Edinburgh Castle numerous times, and also on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Hannah has played for opening VIP nights at the Edinburgh international film festival, and in 2017 she was invited by Sky Arts to play during the Edinburgh International TV Festival. In 2018 they invited her back for a second time.

Hannah has played her harp across Scotland at venues including, but not limited to, (in alphabetical order) Abden House, The Atholl, Balbirnie House, The Balmoral Hotel, The Barbican (London), Branxholm Park Hotel, Bruntsfield Hotel, Cairneyhill (Forresters Park), Capital Hotel (Corstorphine), Carberry Tower (Musselburgh), Cardronna Hotel (Peebles), The Caves, The Christian Heritage Centre (at St Columbas on the Royal Mile), Dalhousie Castle, The Dalmahoy, Dalmeny Park Hotel, Dirleton Castle, Doctor Neil’s Garden (Duddingston village), Dovecot Studios, Dundas Castle, Dundas Art Gallery, Dunglass Estate, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh City Chambers, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, George Hotel, The Ghillie Dhu, Gilmerton House (East Lothian), Greyfriars Kirk, Harburn House, The Hub (Edinburgh), Hopetoun House, House for an Art Lover (Glasgow), Holyrood Palace, Inchcombe Abbey on Inchcombe Island, The Lord Clark Register Room, Linlithgow Palace, Lothian Chambers on George IV Bridge, Marine Hotel (North Berwick), Mavis Hall Park, Melville Castle, Napier Craighouse, National Museum of Scotland, Norton House, Orocco Pier (South Queensferry), Oxenfoord Castle, Playfair Library at Old College (University of Edinburgh), Pollock Halls, Prestonfield House, Radisson Blue on the Royal Mile, Rowan Tree at the Caves, Royal College of Physicians, The Royal Festival Hall (London), The Royal Terrace Hotel, Royal Scots Club, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia, the Signet Library, St John’s, on Princes Street (Edinburgh), the Usher Hall (Edinburgh), Vu (Bathgate), Winton House (East Lothian) and many many more.

Hannah studied the harp in London at the junior department at the Royal College of Music with Daphne Boden, and at the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with Charlotte Seale. At both colleges she was a Junior Exhibitioner (on full music scholarship). At university Hannah chose to study politics and theology, alongside playing principal harp in both Durham University Symphony Orchestra and Durham University Chamber Orchestra, with whom she toured overseas. Hannah graduated with a first class degree in 2000, and then in 2003, following a spell working in London, she and her husband relocated to Scotland.  Since then, although she has freelanced for a number of orchestras, Hannah has focused on performing as a soloist, and on her true passion, which is for composition.