Hannah Woollacott

Guitar Adjudicator

Hannah was awarded a Master of Music with Distinction in Instrumental Performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2018. She studied under the tuition of Mark Ashford and Mark Eden and also graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the same institution.

Originally from Devon, Hannah started learning the guitar with Des Miles and successfully participated in many music festivals and concerts across the county. She has performed in masterclasses with Xuefei Yang, Marcin Dylla and Lorenzo Micheli among many other distinguished guitarists and in 2015, she was a finalist in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Prize.

As a founding member of Alma Guitar Trio, Hannah has performed in a variety of venues and festivals including, Winchester Guitar Festival, London Guitar Festival as part of the IGF Aspire Platform at Kings Place, Áureo Herrero Festival, Spain and at St Mary’s Cathedral as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She performs regularly with flautist Becky Chevis and the National Youth Guitar Ensemble Fellowship and is a musician for Music in Hospitals and Care performing in different healthcare settings, including playing lullabies in neonatal wards.

Hannah is dedicated to making music accessible for everyone and performs concerts for children of all ages, most recently for BabyGigs in Leicestershire; as well as teaching and mentoring in festivals such as Cardiff Guitar Festival and the World Youth Guitar Festival and conducting the North Devon Guitar Ensemble. Hannah gained a place on the CBSO Learning and Participation Programme and was awarded the Postgraduate Pedagogy Prize from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017, as well as the MMus Course Prize in 2018.

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