Hannah Brook-Hughes, Young Musician Concert- Friday 16th November, 6.00pm. £5 per ticket
Hannah Brook-Hughes, Young Musician Concert
Fourteen year old Hannah began studying violin when she was 4½, and piano a year later. She performed her first violin concerto at the age of 8 with the Glevum Symphony Orchestra, and has already given many solo recitals. A Major Music & Academic Scholar at the Cheltenham Ladies College, she was originally taught violin by Robert Bishop of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She is now under the tuition of the internationally acclaimed soloist Tasmin Little OBE.
By the age of nine Hannah had already passed all of the eight ABRSM Violin exams with distinction, along with five piano exams, and five singing, also with distinctions. A former Leader of the ‘National Children’s Orchestra’, she was a three times recipient of their prestigious ‘Leverhulme Scholarship’. In 2015, and again in 2017, Hannah was awarded the ABRSM ‘Sheila Mossman Memorial Prize’ for attaining the highest mark in the country in her Grade 6 and 7 piano exams respectively.
Hannah became the youngest ever winner of the Gloucestershire Young Musician competition in 2017, and shortly after winning this award she won the Strings Finals at the Gregynog Young Musician Competition in Wales, competing alongside category winners & finalists of the BBC Young Musician Competition. She also became the youngest ever winner of the Two Moors International Festival ‘Young Musician Competition’ in 2014.
Hannah is in great demand as a soloist and returned to the Two Moors Festival late in 2015 becoming the events youngest ever soloist, performing in a festival which featured such stars as Sarah Connolly, Imogen Cooper, and Alina Ibragimova. In October 2015 Hannah also performed a Vivaldi Concerto alongside Nicola Benedetti at the Birmingham Symphony Hall when Nicola invited a small ensemble to perform with her, asking Hannah to play the solo part to a capacity audience. At the end of 2015 Hannah also appear at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in a Rotary Club ‘Last Night of the Proms’ event where she performed Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’ from the ‘Four Seasons’.
Hannah plays a 1760 violin by the Mantua master luthier Tommaso Balestrieri which is generously loaned to her by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins of London. She is also generously supported by Avonside Group Services & Brimpsfield Music Society.
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