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Hannah Sandison

Hannah Sandison is a lyric mezzo, having previously performed as a soprano, in which Fach she gained a reputation for her elegant musicianship.

A graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won the Governors’ Recital Prize, she has forged a significant early career in theatres and on recital platforms, both in the U.K, and abroad. She is now taught by David Jones.

In the U.K, she has performed on stage with Glyndebourne Festival as Cockerel, The Cunning Little Vixen, English Touring Opera as Soprano Soloist Membra Jesu Nostri’ Buxtehude, Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea and Mid-Wales Opera and on the concert platform at the London Handel Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Brandenburg Festival (London), Opera Holland Park, and with the London Mahler Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist at venues such as: St Martin’s-in-the-Fields; the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, and Pushkin House.

Abroad, she has sung at: the Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow; in Dusseldorf Petite Messe Solonelle, Geneva (Dorabella), and with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

In July 2022, she commissioned and produced Green Spaces: A Celebration in Song - a concert of three new song cycles - for Opera Holland Park. As a part of this, she performed the world premiere of Of Nature’s Light by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Recent engagements include: the Verdi Requiem at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Dorabella with the Orchestre Mozart Geneve, Handel Messiah at the Cadogan Hall, a summer opera recital tour with Wild Arts, and Bach Johannes Passion in Vilars-sur-Glane, Switzerland.

In addition to performing, she has completed a MSc in Performance Psychology. She is on the senior management team of the charity SWAP’ra, which supports women and parents in opera.

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