British soprano Hannah Sandison studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2014 from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. Hannah’s studies were generously supported by the Stephen Catto Memorial Fund, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Countess of Munster Trust, the Cross Trust, the Caird Scholarship, an Arts and Human Research Scholarship and the Hope Scott Trust. Prizes won include the Governor’s Recital Prize for Singers (RCS), 2nd prize in the Dean and Chadlington Competition, 2nd place in the RCM Lieder Prize. Hannah is a 2014 Samling Scholar.
Operatic credits include Drusilla (The Coronation of Poppea, English Touring Opera), The Owl (cover, L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) Micaela (cover, Carmen, Mid Wales Opera), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte, St. James’ Picadilly), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni, Opus Opera): at the RCM, Doralice (La Gazzetta), Alceste (Arianna in Creta),Metella (La Vie Parisienne), Rosmene (Imeneo), Drusilla (Poppea), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Veronique (cover, Docteur Miracle), and Marenka (cover, The Bartered Bride) for British Youth Opera. Hannah is currently in the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Concert work includes Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in Dortmund, Piacere in Handel Il Trionfo in Tempo e del Disinganno in the London Handel Festival, Mahler’s 4th Symphony with London Mahler Orchestra, a semi-staged production of Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, with English Touring Opera, Haydn The Creation in Rochester Cathedral, Ronald Corp’s The Wayfarer at the Royal Festival Hall. Recital venues include the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall), and the Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow. She has also performed live on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 3.
Hannah looks forward to performing an Opera Gala with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, a Russian Song Recital with Opera Coast and joining the Glyndebourne Tour in the coming season.