Hannah grew up in Shetland and was involved with the organisation of community events from a young age. She moved to Edinburgh in 2006 to study classical music at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with first class honours and a host of concert management experience gained through helping with university concerts, volunteering at 3 consecutive Cheltenham Music Festivals and the NAYO Festival of British Youth Orchestras, and working at The Queen’s Hall. During her time at university she worked as a relief childcare assistant with North Edinburgh Childcare, working shifts in 6 after-school clubs and a nursery for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
After almost 4 years working as Concerts Administrator at Music in Hospitals Scotland, Hannah took the leap into freelance arts administration and has worked for organisations including Mr McFall’s Chamber, Ludus Baroque, The Cumnock Tryst and Makin Pianos. Non-musical jobs have included front of house work with Edinburgh International Science Festival in the children’s hub at City Arts Centre, and volunteering at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate) for several years. Hannah has recently added work utilising her interest in the fibre industry to her freelance portfolio, working part time as Content and Social Media Officer for Knitmastery & Stitchmastery.
Hannah first worked for Love Music in 2010, acting as Banchory Concerts Manager on the Love Music Festival tour. She joined Love Music Community Choir as a volunteering member in the first term, and has progressed to working as Love Music Assistant, looking after many aspects of the day-to-day running of Love Music Community Choir and assisting on Love Music projects.
When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys baking, knitting, crochet, Pilates, reading, and exploring Edinburgh.