HANNAH MORRISON, Soprano
Scottish-icelandic soprano Hannah Morrison grew up in the Netherlands, and studied from 1998 to 2003 at the Conservatory of Maastricht. She later continued her studies in Cologne with Barbara Schlick (taking her concert exam until 2009), and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rudolf Piernay. She subsequently attended masterclasses with Mathias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach, Roger Vignoles, Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa among others.
She frequently sings with "Les Arts Florissants" under Paul Agnew and William Christie. In 2007 her recording “Harmonica Sacra” with Les Arts Florisants under William Christie was released by Virgin Classics. This season she tours with them again in Madrid, Paris and London in June, singing Monteverdi “5th Book of Madrigals”.
In addition, Hannah regularly works with the Holland Baroque Society and Christina Pluhar, with the ensemble “L’arte del mondo” under Werner Erhardt, with Das Kleine Konzert under Hermann Max, and with Capella Augustina under Andreas Spering – with whom she will shortly perform Haydn "La vera costanza".
She has given a number of recitals in the UK (Oxford Festival, London, King’s Place, Wigmore Hall) with the pianist Eugene Asti with whom she recorded songs and duets by Mendelssohn in 2009 for Hyperion.
In 2012 she sang Bach's solo-cantatas with Christoph Spering e.g. at Barock-Festspiele in Bad Arolsen, performed with L’Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar at Innsbrucker Festwochen Alter Musik and at Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki. Sir John Eliot Gardiner engaged her for several concerts with the Monteverdi Choir in 2013: Bach's St John's Passion (22nd of March Winter Lucerne Festival, 29th of March Philharmonie Cologne, 1st of April Royal Albert Hall London, 16th of June Aldeburgh and 20th of June 2013 Bachfest Leipzig), Bach's B minor Mass (26th of March Auditorio Barcelona and 07th of April Salle Pleyel Paris) and Ascension Oratorio and Easter Oratorio (18th of June Braunschweig, 22nd of June Bachfest Leipzig and 09th of August 2013 BBC PROMS).
Furthermore she will appear first time at the Salzburg Festival on 25th and 26th of August 2013 (Händel/Mozart`s Das Alexanderfest) with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and with Schumann`s Das Paradies und die Peri at the Gewandhaus Leipzig on 13th and 14th of February 2014 with the Gewandhausorchestra both under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Season 2012/2013 (Representation: General Management)