Versatile violinist and teacher with performing experience as a soloist and with various ensembles.
Hannah Roper - Violin Hannah began studying the violin at the age of three with Barrie Moore of Malvern Suzuki, with whom she learned for ten years. In 2006, she briefly attended at the Yehudi Menuhin School before returning to Hereford. For three years, she studied with the renowned British violinist Rodney Friend and later with Mateja Marinkovic at the Royal Academy. She currently studies with James Clark. At the age of twelve Hannah was the youngest regional finalist of her cohort in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and in the same year obtained a DipABRSM diploma with distinction. At fourteen she became a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, also with distinction, and was the recipient of the Martin Musical Scholarship from the Philharmonia orchestra for three consecutive years. Hannah has received bursaries from the English Speaking Union and the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts. Hannah has taken part in masterclasses in the UK, France and the Czech Republic, and with celebrated violinists such as Boris Kuschnir, Dong-Suk Kang, Tasmin Little and David Takeno. She gave her first solo public recital in Birmingham Cathedral aged just nine, and her first professional recital as part of the Ross Live! Festival, aged twelve. Past performances have included Mozart’s violin concerto no. 5, Bach’s violin concerto in E, Haydn’s Violin and Organ concerto (with the Musical and Amicable Society Orchestra), Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1, and The Lark Ascending (with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra, 2009). In 2012 she was awarded a Merit Scholarship to the Cambridge International String Academy. In addition to regular solo performances around the West Midlands, Hannah has given multiple recitals for the Three Choirs Festival, the National Trust and the Elgar Society, and has been guest artist for various choirs. She read music at the University of Cambridge, where she founded the Fitzwilliam Oratorio Project and was the recipient of several awards recognising her contributions to the musical life of Fitzwilliam College. She was also awarded the inaugural Yehudi Menuhin Prize for outstanding string playing. Hannah now performs as a freelance orchestral and chamber musician and soloist, and teaches violin privately and for Bromsgrove School of Music. Her violin is by Harris & Sheldon.
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