HANNAH MORRISON, soprano
Born into a Scottish-Icelandic family, soprano Hannah Morrison grew up in Holland where she studied singing and piano from 1998 to 2003. After receiving her diploma she moved on to the Cologne Music Conservatory and at the beginning of 2009 continued her studies with Professor Barbara Schlick, finishing with a concert examination. 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.
As a performing singer she works closely with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, under whose direction she made her debut in Mozart‘s arrangement of Handel‘s „Alexander‘s Feast“ at the Salzburg Festival in 2013. Within the same year she made guest appearances in the concert halls of Barcelona, Cologne, London (recorded by the BBC), Lucerne, Paris and Pisa, at the Bachfest Leipzig, as well as at the Aldeburgh Festival (Bach „St John Passion“ and „Mass in B minor“). A special highlight this year was her performance at the BBC Proms (Bach „Ascension Oratorio“ and „Easter Oratorio“). In the 2013/2014 season she will again sing under Gardiner‘s direction together with the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig in Schumann‘s „Paradise and the Peri“ as well as Brahms‘ „A German Requiem“ in the following season.
She regularly makes guest appearances with Les Arts Florissants under the direction of Paul Agnew and William Christie. The CD „Harmonia Sacra“ with William Christie was released on Virgin Classics in 2007. Hannah Morrison‘s most recent tour with Les Arts Florissants took her to the concert halls of Madrid, Paris and London. In the 2013/2014 season she will make appearances at numerous venues, among them the Palais Garnier, where she performed together with the Ballet de l‘Opéra de Paris. In 2014 she will sing the Monterverdi‘s „Sixth Book of Madrigals“ in Caen and Paris.
She enjoyed a successful tour with the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki in December 2012, and has been invited back for Bach‘s „St. Matthew Passion“ in April and Handel‘s „Messiah“ in December 2014.
As a guest at the 2013 Brühler Schlosskonzerte, together with Capella Augustina and Andreas Spering, Hannah Morrison gave a performance of Haydn‘s „La vera costanza“ which was broadcast throughout Europe. In December 2013 she will perform for the first time at Bozar in Brussels and deSingel in Antwerpen together with Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort (Bach „Christmas Cantatas“). With Christoph Spering she sang a program including Bach Solo-Cantatas at the Barock-Festspielen in Bad Arolsen, on the basis of which she was invited to perform once again at the Bachfest Leipzig. Hannah Morrison has performed at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music with L‘Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar. In 2014 she will be singing Bach‘s „Mass in B minor“ with the Dresdner Kammerchor and Hans-Christoph Rademann, as well as with Le Concert Lorrain in Ravenna.
Hannah Morrison has enjoyed great success in England (Oxford Festival, London, Kings Place und Wigmore Hall, among other venues) for her performance of solo song with pianists Eugene Asti und Graham Johnson.
Season 2013/2014 (Representation: General Management)