J. S. Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue (BWV 564)
William Walton Three pieces for organ from the film score
(1902-1983) ‘Richard III’
March · Elegy · Scherzetto
César Franck Prélude, Fugue et Variation
Easthope Martin Evensong
Franz Liszt Prelude on the motif ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’
Alexandre Guilmant March on a theme of Handel
Hannah was born in Scotland in 1991. From an early age she had an interest in music and took piano lessons with Judith Wilkes, followed by the organ with Stuart Muir at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee.
In 2009, she joined Birmingham Conservatoire’s prestigious organ department on a scholarship. During her time there she won the Birmingham Organists’ Association Leonard Gibbons Fund Competition and was a finalist in the Northern Ireland International Competition in 2011. The same year, she was awarded a place to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, studying principally with Pier Damiano Peretti.
Hannah graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in June 2013, studying under Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult for the duration of her undergraduate degree. She has also received tuition from the late David Sanger, Hans Fagius, Bine Bryndorf and Dame Gillian Weir and abroad in Holland, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
In September 2014, she returned to Birmingham Conservatoire on a scholarship and completed her Master of Music degree with Distinction. Upon completion, she was appointed the College Organist at Mount St Mary’s College and Barlborough Hall School, a post combined with teaching the organ, academic music and assisting in the running of the busy music department. Last year, she went to Rome, Italy with the school choirs, culminating in accompanying mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. As a soloist, she has performed in several cathedrals, churches, abbeys and town halls across the UK.
Now based in Worcestershire, UK as a freelance teacher and musician, Hannah regularly performs throughout the country, receiving positive reviews praising her individual interpretation and sensitive performances. Recent engagements include Glasgow, Birmingham and Blackburn Cathedrals and Rochdale Town Hall.
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