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Hanna King (Soprano)

Born: Bolton, England

The English soprano, Hannah King, was a student at the prestigious Chethamís School of Music in Manchester, from the age of 14, specialising in both voice and oboe. She went on to study music at Trinity College, Cambridge where she held both choral and instrumental scholarships (2012-2015). She is now a Fellow of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain (NYCGB), with whom she recently appeared on BBC Radio 3ís ĎIn Tuneí. She was the winner of the 2015 Lady Frances Song Competition and a scholarship holder on the Pembroke Lieder Scheme, receiving tutelage from Joseph Middleton, Joan Rogers, Roderick Williams and Sarah Connolly. She currently studies with Ann de Renais.

Having sung in Trinity College Choir of Cambridge under Stephen Layton for four years, Hannah King is now pursuing a freelance career that includes solo and consort work alongside childrenís music education. She has the beginnings of a promising solo career, with forthcoming performances of George Frideric Handelís Messiah and Alexanderís Feast, Monteverdiís Vespers and W.A. Mozartís Requiem. Lieder recitals have included Coplandís Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, and Leonard Bernsteinís I Hate Music: a Cycle of Five Kid Songs, as well as works by Benjamin Britten, Mussorgsky, Debussy and Igor Stravinsky. On the opera stage, she has performed as Emmie Spashett in B. Brittenís Albert Herring, Mrs P in Michael Nymanís The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and created the role of the First Narrator in Owain Parkís The Snow Child, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently based in London, England. She also sings with The Facade Ensemble, The Trinity Consort, The Peregrine Consort and The Carice Singers.

Source: Hannah King Website & Facebook profile; Encore Website; Trinity College Choir Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Stephen Layton


Member of Trinity College Choir of Cambridge:
V-3 (2013):
BWV 248/1-6

Links to other Sites

Hannah King - Soprano (Official Website)
Hannah King on Twitter
Hannah King on Facebook

Hannajh King (Encore)
Trinity College Choir: Meet the Choir
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain: Meet the 2016-17 Fellows

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