Internationally renowned for creating innovative music educational projects and performances, Hannah’s flair and versatility has led to engagements with some of the world’s leading opera houses, festivals and orchestras as a music educational consultant, presenter, musical director and composer. Projects range from specially commissioned BBC broadcast concerts, opera-films (Royal Opera House) transmitted across the UK on outdoor screens, to conducting staged spectacles involving hundreds at the O2 Arena and Southbank Centre in London.
She has composed operas in 12 different languages in Serbia (Madlenianum Opera), France (L’Opera Bastille) and Sweden (Swedish Royal Opera), audience participation pieces for the BBC Proms and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Amal and the Clockwork Tiger (BBC Concert Orchestra), When I Am Old (Glyndebourne Opera), Heart in a Box (Garsington Opera), The Fourth Eye (English National Opera) and several large scale choral gospel/funk shows. At the heart of all her work is intense collaboration, inviting musical input from young people and adults in inner-city communities and schools.
Sought as a guest artist in seventeen countries, she has developed projects for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Opéra de Dijon, European Network for Opera and Dance Education, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Danish Opera, De Nederlandse Bach Vereniging, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Het Muziek Theater, Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, L’Orchéstre de Paris, Mostar Sinfonietta (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She is frequently in demand to lead professional development for artists in contemporary educational practice, audience engagement and creative music projects.
Specialising in devising and presenting concerts for orchestras, Hannah is driven by the belief that all music can be made accessible to any audience. She has collaborated with the BBC Proms, Vladimir Jurowski, Harry Christophers, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington and LSO Discovery Concerts, signing the first concerts for deaf children. Hannah is engaged as moderator at EU cultural conferences and is guest lecturer at the Royal Academy, Royal College of Music, Hague Conservatorium and at Cambridge University.