'Bravo to the brilliant Hannah, probably the best accompanist with whom I have ever worked'
Anne Kollar, conductor
Hannah Gill studied piano performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she graduated with First Class honours.
Born in Wales, Hannah was awarded a scholarship to study at the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where she gained her performance diploma with distinction (DipABRSM) at the age of 16 after just five years of study.
Since making her concerto debut with the Cardiff Chamber Orchestra aged 16, Hannah has performed at venues such as the Barbican Centre, LSO St. Luke’s, King’s Place and Wales Millennium Centre. In 2007 she was a concerto finalist in the Texaco Young Musician of Wales and performed on ITV in a documentary about the competition.
In 2010 Hannah performed at the BBC Proms in a composer portrait of Tansy Davies, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Hannah was subsequently invited by the composer to record a CD for Gabriel Prokofiev’s Nonclassical label as part of a residency at Aldeburgh Music with the Azalea Ensemble.
She has attended courses at the North London Piano School and Chetham’s School of Music where she took part in masterclasses with artists such as Irina Osipova (Moscow Conservatoire), Murray McLachlan (Royal Northern College of Music) and Ruth Harte (Royal Academy of Music). While teaching music in India in 2009 she gave a number of concerts, including recitals at the Delhi Society of Music and the Polish Embassy.
As a regular performer in concerts for the Guildhall Society of New Music, Hannah has a strong interest in contemporary music and has commissioned new works by both established and emerging composers. She has also enjoyed working with singer-songwriter Ana Silvera in performances at the Vortex Jazz Club and Camden Roundhouse.
As an accompanist Hannah has played with a wide range of soloists and ensembles, including television performances at the Urdd Eisteddfod and Côr Cymru competitions.
She was also accompanist to the Music Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Hannah also enjoys regular collaborations with actors, including music supervision for the Tricolore Theatre Company, and cross-cultural music and poetry events with the Live Literature Company.