Hannah studied the harp in London at the junior department at the Royal College of Music and the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

At university Hannah studied Politics, alongside playing principal harp in both Durham University Symphony Orchestra and Durham University Chamber Orchestra. 

Hannah graduated with a first class degree in 2000, and then in 2003, following a spell working in London (whilst playing for the Richmond Chamber Symphony), she and her husband relocated to Scotland.  

Since 2005 Hannah has focused on performing as a soloist. She has played for numerous events across Scotland, at venues including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Balmoral, Royal College of Physicians, Prestonfield House, Old College (University of Edinburgh), Royal Scots Club, Dirleton Castle, Dalhousie Castle, Dundas Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia, the Signet Library and many, many more.

Hannah is a prolific composer of contemporary music. Her output includes both intimate chamber music and large-scale works for choir and orchestra. 

Although Hannah's focus is on her solo career and her composing, she is also harpist with the Eternity Ensemble (founded by soprano Isolde James-Griffith), and is the co-founder of the St Philip's and St James' Occasional Players and Singers. The video below (harp and voice) was recorded live at an Eternity Ensemble concert.

This is a live performance of Matthew Todd's original composition 'Where I Long to Be' from the 'Celebrating Scotland' concert in Edinburgh, August 2014. Tenor: Matthew Todd. Harpist: Hannah Haynes.