Cellist

Hannah Thomas

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Cellist
London
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Hannah is a multifaceted professional cellist who performs in classical, musical theatre, folk and baroque genres, working in London.

Hannah is a multi-faceted professional cellist who specialising in many genres including classical, musical theatre and folk. She currently deputises cello on the West End production of Wicked. She has performed in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium, Hackney Empire and Cadogan Hall, Orchestra Vitae at St Johns Smith Square, London Artes Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, Orion Orchestra and the Women of the World Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall conducted by Marin Alsop. She is the principal cellist for the LMTO play throughs. As a soloist Hannah has performed for prestigious events at City Hall, London, Archbishop's House, Thomas Goode UK and Lambeth Palace, for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Mayor of London and Chief Rabbi. She is available to perform solo cello repertoire at events, functions and weddings. She also performs solo cello for Live Music Now in UCL hospital waiting rooms and accompanies meditation sessions using improvisation. She regularly performs with harpist Catrin Meek. As a founding member of the up and coming folk trio Solasta with award winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett and guitarist Jamie Leeming, she has performed at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Cecil Sharp House, Celtic Connections festival, The Green Note Camden, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. Solasta’s debut Album ‘A Cure For The Curious’ was ‘Folk album of the month’ in The Guardian September 2018 and has been featured on Iggy Pop’s Radio 6 show, BBC radio Wales Celtic Heartbeat and Bethan Elfyn’s BBC sounds show. Solasta’s self-titled EP has featured on BBC Radio Wales (Celtic Heartbeat) and Irish Radio RTÉ. Commercially, Hannah has worked for Sky, the BBC, Samsung and S4C. She recorded cello tracks with welsh composer Sion Trefor for Charlotte Church's musical 'The Last Mermaid' performed at the Millenium centre for the Festival of voice 2016. Hannah is a member of a number of ensembles including Intermezzo Music, Vibellos String Collective and Chiqas. Hannah has an MA distinction in cello performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire as well as a BMus from the institution. She has an LTCL teaching diploma with distinction and teaches at Blackheath Conservatoire as well as providing private one-to-one cello lessons. Hannah was gifted the Stanley Picker award to study her MA with Naomi Butterworth at Trinity Laban. She was awarded a TCL scholarship upon entry to her undergraduate degree. Hannah is very grateful to the Greenwich Blue Coat Foundation who contributed towards her Masters fees.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Musical theatre, Early music, Baroque, Opera, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Cello, Baroque cello
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Transcription, Arranger, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Esther C, 1 year ago

Vibellos string trio were absolutely amazing! The song choices were absolutely perfect for what we asked for and everyone enjoyed it, especially the bride and groom who it was a surprise for. I'd highly recommend them!

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Peter B, 9 months ago

‘A fine band provides excellent accompaniment - often sounding bigger than its mere five members - and with some haunting, evocative and pensive cello from Hannah Thomas which underscores many of the songs.’ Peter Brown ActDrop review of Spring Awakening at Stockwell Playhouse

Harris O, 1 year ago

When we have organised events at prestigious venues like Speaker House, Parliament or Lambeth Palace or wedding venues like the Winter Gardens, Canary Wharf there is only one person with the talent and professionalism I would ask to perform and that is Hannah. All our guests from the Mayor of London to the Archbishop of Canterbury have committed that her performance has always been the highlight of our events.

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From other musicians:

James McAulay
10th October 2016
James McAulay

Hannah was my desk partner and Section Principal yesterday during a play-through of West Side Story, and I was blown away by the amount of preparation and practice she had put into the work. Our part had just the right amount of bowings and fingers marked in, and she led the section confidently and energetically. A fantastic musician to work with!