Hannah Perowne returns to the AST


Hannah Perowne returns to the AST this March

Having had  a long association with the AST as soloist and guest leader, the AST is delighted to welcome her back to perform the soulful yet dramatic Violin Concerto No 2 by Prokofiev.

Hannah performs regularly as guest leader with orchestras in the UK including the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Bergen Philharmonic and Odense Symphony Orchestra. She has led and co-led orchestras in Germany and Europe such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Komische Oper, Berlin.

A passionate chamber musician, she has performed worldwide as guest artist with the internationally acclaimed Henschel Quartet, the Mozart Piano Quartet, Camerata Salzburg and with the eminent harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani, together with the Britten Sinfonia Soloists at the WIgmore Hall. She has appeared as soloist/director with the Britten Sinfoina, with the Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin in their subscription series in the Philharmonie, Berlin and as co-director of the Kammerphilharmonie Potsdam, together with Steven Isserlis.

Her numerous concerto performances include both the Brahms Concerto and Brahms Double Concerto in the Philharmonie, Berlin. Other performances include concertos by Elgar, Prokofiev, Samuel Barber, Philip Glass, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bruch and Mozart as well as the much loved Vaughan Williams “The Lark Ascending”. She has been broadcast as a soloist and chamber musician by the BBC and Classic FM in the UK, ABC Radio Australia and SWR and NDR Radio, Germany.

Born and educated in Norwich, Hannah began her violin studies at the age of seven with the late Michael Badminton, whose trust fund now generously supports young musicians in the county. She was a member of the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra from the age of nine and accepted into the National Youth Orchestra at the age of 14, of which she was appointed leader in her final year.

Hannah concluded her studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of professors Howard Davis and Maurice Hasson. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 in recognition of her contribution to the music profession.

Hannah has lived in London, Vienna, Leipzig and Berlin, but returned to her roots in Norfolk in 2019, together with her family, from where she continues to work as a freelance leader, soloist and chamber musician internationally.

Hannah’s recording of John Rutter’s “Visions” for violin, choir and strings, together with the Britten Sinfonia and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is available to pre-order now and is due for general digital release on 22nd March, with a bonus single of the “Lament For Jerusalem” available a week later. All details of this can be found on the Kings College Choir website.

2nd March, 7pm at St Peter Mancroft Norwich.
Tickets from £15 and £5 for students at ticketsource.co.uk/ast