Hannah Foster from Edinburgh began learning the flute at the age of eight. Before joining St Mary’s Music School in 2007, she studied with Carrie Farnell and Heather Guild. During her time at St. Mary’s Music School, Hannah was taught by Emma Roche, Matthew Stoddert-Kennedy and Lis Dooner. Having been a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland, the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Hannah is an enthusiastic orchestral player as well as being passionate about chamber and solo repertoire. She made her concerto debut at sixteen, performing the Nielsen Flute Concerto as part of the Edinburgh Competition Festival. Since then, she has enjoyed giving recitals, playing in chamber groups and playing alongside orchestras. Hannah won the Abingdon Concerto competition 2014, the British Flute Society School Performer Prize 2014 and was given the opportunity to perform as a Woodwind Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2014. She performed at the British Flute Society’s 2014 Annual Convention. She has performed the Mozart Flute concerto in D major with the Meadows Chamber Orchestra and the Mozart Flute Concerto in G major with the Abingdon Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Competition Festival Orchestra. In 2016, Hannah won the Edinburgh Competition Festival Concerto Competition with the Reinecke flute concerto and won second prize in the British Flute Society's Young Artist Competition. She is currently studying flute with Katherine Bryan at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she was awarded a scholarship place.