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Hannah Rankin (Bassoon, Bassoon Contra) Profile

Hannah's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Chamber Orchestras: London Festival Sinfonia, London International Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Oliver.

other items of interest …

  • Faust Ensemble - St Marys Beaconsfield and St Annes Kew Green (Feb 2015)
  • Firebird Orchestra - London (March 2015 to present)
  • Kensington Chamber Orchestra - London (2013)
  • Northern Chords Festival - The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle (March 2015)
  • Ryedale Festival Opera - The Merry Widow (June 2015)
  • Southend Choral Society - Southend on Sea (2014)
  • St Petersburg Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake run, The Coliseum, London (August 2015)
  • Sussex Symphony Orchestra - Brighton (2012)
  • Wimbledon Choral Society - Mozart Requiem (Oct 2015)

Hannah's orchestral training includes

  • Camerata Scotland - Mauritius Tour. 'That Blessed Wood', Rory Boyle Premiere and 'Pulcinella' (2009 - 2010)
  • Royal Academy of Music Concert and Symphony Orchestra (2012 - 2014)
  • Royal Academy of Music Opera Orchestra. 'Eugene Onegin', 'La Vera Constanza' and 'Cendrillon' (2012 -2014)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Opera Orchestra. 'The Magic Flute' (June 2012)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra (2009 - 2012)
  • Scottish Opera Apprenticeship Scheme. 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Jan 2010)
  • The London Beethoven Project. Symphonies 1-9 (March - Nov 2014)

Hannah's chamber and solo work includes

  • Chamber music fellowship, Royal Academy of Music with The Magnard Ensemble wind quintet (2014/15)
  • Premiere of a new solo work by Freya Waley-Choen, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (2012)
  • Premiere of a new solo work by Jessica Jones for the Plug Festival, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2011)
  • Royal Academy of Music, 400+ Wind Ensemble Concert performing 'Nine by Five' by Elliot Carter (2013)
  • Side by Side with Red Note ensemble, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2012)

Hannah's theatre work includes

  • 'Into the Woods' - Sondheim, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2009)

Hannah's education work includes

  • Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Ensemble (2015 - present)
  • Chelsea Quavers Saturday Club (September 2014 - present)
  • Magnard Ensemble Educational Workshops (2012 - 2015)
  • Wigmore Hall/Open Academy education training Fellowship with The Magnard Ensemble (2014/15)

Hannah Rankin graduated with a Masters in Bassoon from the Royal Academy of Music in the summer of 2014. During her studies she had the pleasure of studying under John Orford, Amy Harman and Daniel Jemison.

She then returned to studying there in 2016 to complete her Professional Diploma specialising in Contra Bassoon under Fraser Gordon. Since graduating Hannah is lucky to now be the proud owner of her own Contrabassoon thanks to support from the Abbado Trust and the Loan Fund for Musicians.

Hannah is passionate about all areas of music but especially Opera and Ballet and has had the pleasure to have worked with the likes of the St Petersburg Ballet and Scottish Opera as well as playing in the Ryedale Festival Opera Orchestra. During her studies she also played in the opera orchestras of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland covering such repertoire as Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky, The Magic Flute - Mozart and Cendrillon - Massenet.

She is also greatly interested in working with music and education and music in the community and has worked with various orchestras on projects around London and in Scotland including BBC SSO, English Touring Opera, LPO, City of London Sinfonia and St Martin's in the Fields.

Through her love of chamber music, Hannah performs regularly in a quintet and often uses this medium to work within the community. During her time with the Magnard Ensemble she was Chamber music fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, worked as a Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Ensemble, took part in a joint education Fellowship with the Academy and Wigmore Hall and performed regular education workshops throughout London. She looks forward to continuing this work in the community with the Coriolis Quintet and their recent joining of Live Music Now.

Hannah's studies were kindly supported by the Dewar Arts Awards, The Caird Travelling Scholarship and the Royal Academy of Music.


Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music, Music Professional Diploma on Contrabassoon. 2016 - 2017.

Royal Academy of Music, Master of Arts (Merit). Sept 2012 - 2013.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, BMus (Hons). 2008 - 2012.

Prizes and Awards

  • Royal Academy of Music Scholarship (2012 - 2014)
  • Caird Travelling Scholarship (2013)
  • Florence Woodbridge Prize for Bassoon: Commended (2014)
  • Nicholas Blake Woodwind Prize: Highly Commended (2013)
  • Donald Dewar Award (2013/14)
  • Finalist in the Governers Woodwind Prize (2011)

Teachers John Orford, Daniel Jemison, Amy Harman, David Hubbard, Janet Bloxwich, Alan Warhurst & David Chatterton (contra), Fraser Gordon.

Hannah joined Morgensterns in November 2015

Hannah's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Hannah Rankin (Bassoon, Bassoon Contra) Profile

Teaching experience

  • Bassoon Tutor, Bedford Girls School, Bedford (2015)
  • Bassoon and Musicianship Tutor, Nucleo Project, London (2015)
  • Woodwind Tutor, Salesians School, Chertsey (2015)
  • Flute/Clarinet tutor, 'Every Child a Musician' scheme, London Borough of Newham (2014 - present)


Hannah Rankin (Bassoon, Bassoon Contra) Profile

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