HANNAH MORRISON, soprano
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 Alexanderfest (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 made her BBC Proms début in Bach’s Easter Oratorio; then, in early 2016, she made appearances in Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, London, Lucerne, Paris, Salzburg, and Zurich. Further concert tours are planned for the 2016-2017 season.
Hannah Morrison regularly makes guest appearances with Les Arts Florissants conducted by Paul Agnew. In 2017, among other roles, she will cover the role of La Musica and Euridice in their production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. The CD “Harmonia Sacra” (with William Christie) was released on Virgin Classics in 2007.
Very recently she concertized with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan, with the Musik Podium Stuttgart (Frieder Bernius), with the Ricercar Ensemble (Philippe Pierlot), with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn (Stefan Blunier), with the Capella Augustina (Andreas Spering) and the Bavarian Radio Choir (Olari Elts). In the current season she will go on several tours with Philippe Herreweghe.
As a solo Lied performer she has been invited to give recitals with Joseph Middleton at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn (October 2015) and at Cologne Philharmonie (June 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 also gave 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.
2016/2017 season (Representation: General ManagementManagement: Daniela Spering; Administration: Stephanie Watin)