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Hannah is from Aberdeen, Scotland and began learning the violin at the age of 7 with Marilyn Watson. She also had traditional Scottish violin lessons with Judi Nicholson. Hannah then went on to gain a place in the National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland aged 9, and became leader of the orchestra aged 13.
Hannah began learning privately with Claire Telford aged 12, at which time she also gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland with whom she enjoyed touring across the U.K and Ireland. Some concert venues included the Usher Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Worchester Cathedral, the Sage Gateshead, and the Royal Albert Hall for and appearance at the BBC Proms.
Involvement with the orchestra led her to other opportunities including performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
Hannah passed her grade 8 with a very high distinction aged 14. She continued to have a huge involvement with orchestras in her area as leader of the Grampian Youth Orchestra, Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble.
In 2014 she was offered a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as a string leader. Involvement with the orchestra lead to many exciting performances, including at the Royal Festival hall, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms and at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
Hannah is now in the third year of her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London where studies with internationally renowned violin teacher Jan Repko and plays on a George Hudson Violin kindly loaned to her from the Royal College of Music.