Website: www.ensemble642.com – Hannah’s early music ensemble performs throughout the country.
Location: Melbourne and surrounds, VIC
Hannah Lane is a Melbourne-based harpist whose diverse performance practice encompasses both modern and early harps. Hannah has performed in a vast array of musical genres including opera, chamber music, contemporary music, and orchestral performances with major Australian ensembles such as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra. She has over ten years of professional experience performing at weddings and corporate functions. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French Language studies and English Literature from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Music Performance and Research, which was awarded with High Distinction from the Australian National University, where she studied with world-renowned teacher and harpist Alice Giles, and the acclaimed early music expert Dr Geoffrey Lancaster AM. Hannah is currently a Music PhD Candidate and is pursuing her passion for early music, working toward specialisation in both baroque and single-action harps. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2013 Australia Council for the Arts Jump Mentoring Grant to undertake mentoring on the art of continuo with the eminent early harp specialist Dr Andrew Lawrence-King.
Hannah is a dedicated teacher and teaches students of all ages and levels. She has previously taught harp at the pre-tertiary program at the ANU Open School of Music, at Harp Centre Australia, and at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School. She is experienced in preparing students for AMEB and school exams. Hannah’s teaching aims to provide students with a strong technique, while enabling them to express their individual musical voice. Her teaching methods are also informed by her background in Suzuki piano under the tutelage of Nehama Patkin OAM, encouraging musical sensitivity and expression through aural training.