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Hannah Roper

The 'Jubilee Motet' Sing, Shepherds all is Hannah's first work outside the bounds of her education. She is primarily a violinist.

Hannah began studying the violin at the age of three with Mr Barrie Moore (a former co-leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) of Malvern Suzuki, with whom she studied until 2009. She then commenced studies with the renowned British violinist Mr Rodney Friend. In September 2006 she was a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin School, before returning to Hereford to study at Hereford Cathedral School. Hannah became a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction in 2010, and is currently studying at Cambridge University.

Hannah gave her first public recital in Birmingham Cathedral at the age of nine, and her first professional recital as part of the Ross Live! Festival in 2008. She has given two previous performances as part of the Three Choirs Festival Plus and is due to perform as part of the main Three Choirs Festival programmes in 2012 and 2013.

Hannah has performed Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra at Millfield School in 2008 and since has given many recitals around the West Midlands, including as the soloist with The Solihull Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mozart's concerto no. 5 in A major and with the Musical and Amicable Society Orchestra for performances of Mozart no. 5, Bach's violin concerto in E major and Haydn's Violin and Organ concerto (with Simon Bland).

Hannah has twice been the guest artist with the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir and has given recitals for Hereford, Gloucester and Ludlow Choral Societies on numerous occasions. Other past performances have included a second recital for the Three Choirs Festival Plus in 2010, a performance of Bruch's Violin concerto no.1 in G minor and concerts for the National Trust and Elgar Societies. She will perform the Tchaikovsky violin concerto in September.

Hannah has been awarded bursaries from the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and the English Speaking Union and has for three consecutive years received awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. She has taken part in masterclasses abroad (in France and the Czech Republic) studying with violinists Dong-Suk Kang and Boris Kuschnir, and has recently been awarded a merit scholarship to the Cambridge International String Academy, where she will receive masterclasses from Ida Haendel and Levon Chilingirian.

Hannah also enjoys singing, particularly Gilbert and Sullivan, and has been a member of the Three Choirs Festival chorus for the last four years. She plays a Harris and Sheldon violin.

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