Hannah Roberts

Visiting Artist in Cello

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Hannah Roberts is one of the outstanding cellists of her generation and was privileged to have studied with William Pleeth and Ralph Kirshbaum.

Having won prizes in numerous prestigious competitions and awards such as Shell LSO, BBC Young Musician, Jacqueline Du Pre Memorial and Pierre Fournier awards Hannah has gone on to give many concerto performances with leading orchestras, including the London Mozart Players, LSO, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Hallé, also making frequent broadcasts for BBC radio and recoding for ASV.

Festival appearances have included Chichester, Malvern, Beverley, 'Beethovenfest' and regular participation in the prestigious Manchester International Cello Festival where she was invited to lead a world première of a cello sextet work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and performed on numerous occasions.

Internationally she has taken part in the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles and numerous other festivals in Europe and has an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances.

In addition to being Principal Cellist of Manchester Camerata and her activities as soloist and chamber musician, Hannah is a committed and sought-after teacher and is professor of cello at the RAM in London and the RNCM in Manchester and is a visiting tutor for the University of Oxford.

She is honoured to have been awarded an FRNCM for her work helping to nurture upcoming cellists and enjoys working with some of the world's most gifted young cellists at prestigious international masterclasses each summer.