Hannah Black (flute) & Bethan Semmens(harp)

A potential star of the future, the young Yorkshire-born flautist Hannah Black recently graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with the highest awards.
  1. Programme
  2. Alwyn: Naiades
  3. Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango
  4. Jongen: Danse Lent
  5. Bax: Sonata for Flute & Harp


Yorkshire born, Hannah Black graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in June 2014 with Distinction on the Master of Arts course and the prestigious Dip RAM award for an outstanding Final Recital. She was also the recipient of the Irene Burcher Award, the Paddy Purcell Award and the Harold Alcock Wrigley Award. During her time at the Academy she studied with Samuel Coles, Kate Hill and William Bennett. In 2012, she graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree from the Royal Northern College of Music. Hannah is a passionate orchestral musician and has played with the Philharmonia, English Symphony and Hallé orchestras. Her performance highlights whilst at RAM include recording with the Soloists Ensemble for Linn Records under the baton of Trevor Pinnock and performing Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in G Minor, directed by the renowned Lisa Beznosiuk. Hannah is extremely grateful for the generous support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Craxton Memorial Trust, The Split Infinitive Trust, The Seary Charitable Trust and the Olav Arnold Trust.       Bethan Semmens was born in Cardiff. She studied with Ieuan Jones at the Royal College of Music, London, where she gained her Masters of Performance with distinction in 2013; generously supported by the Richard Carne Charitable Trust and the Arts Council of Wales Award.  Whilst studying at the college, Bethan was nominated for a place to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Stephen Fitzpatrick, which she completed in December 2012. She previously studied for her BMus degree with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama, where she was the recipient of the Daniel Emlyn Davies Award. Currently based in London, Bethan leads a portfolio career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Time: 11.00am

Venue: Sleningford Park, HG4 3JA

Hannah Black

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