Born into a Scottish-Icelandic family, soprano Hannah Morrison collaborates on a regular basis with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, under whose direction she made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 in “Alexander’s Feast” (Handel). Under Gardiner’s baton she went on to sing in Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri” and Brahms’ “A German Requiem” with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 2014. She has also enjoyed great success at the BBC Proms, in the concert halls of Barcelona, Cologne, London, Lucerne, Paris and Pisa, at the Bachfest Leipzig, and at Aldeburgh Festival. For the 2015/16 season she will go on tour with Mozart’s “Requiem” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion”.
Ms Morrison regularly makes guest appearances with Les Arts Florissants conducted by Paul Agnew. The CD “Harmonia Sacra” (with William Christie) was released on Virgin Classics in 2007.
During the 2015/2016 season she will perform again with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan in Bach’s “Mass in B Minor”. She will also make a guest appearance in Montreal in a Bach/Kuhnau programme with the Ario Baroque Orchestra conducted by Alexander Weimann, and will sing Telemann’s “Pimpinone” with Hermann Max and Das Kleine Konzert in Knechtsteden.
She has recently performed with Frieder Bernius and the Musik Podium Stuttgart in the “St. Matthew Passion”, with Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Ensemble in several Bach cantatas, with Stefan Blunier and the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra in Mozart concert arias, and with Andreas Spering and the Capella Augustina in Haydn’s “La Vera Costanza”.
As a solo song performer she is invited to give Lied recitals with Joseph Middleton at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn (October 2015) and at Cologne Philharmonie (May 2016). She has already given vocal recitals in the UK with pianists Eugene Asti and Graham Johnson at Oxford Festival, as well as in outstanding London venues such as Kings Place and Wigmore Hall. She will give a guest vocal recital accompanied by lutenist Sören Leupold at Potsdam Music Festival in June 2015.
Hannah Morrison grew up in Holland, where she studied voice and piano. She moved on to the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, where she studied with Prof. Barbara Schlick and obtained her concert diploma. During this period she also completed a “Masters in Music in Performance” at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama under professor Rudolf Piernay. Hannah Morrison lives with her family in Cologne.
2015/2016 season (Representation: General ManagementManagement: Daniela Spering; Administration: Stephanie Watin)
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