UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 24 JUNE 2021
RBC has appointed acclaimed cellist Hannah Roberts as a Visiting Artist, which will open up new opportunities for strings students.
The soloist, chamber musician and Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, will be giving regular masterclasses to student cellists. She will also act as a continuing influence throughout each student’s time at RBC.
Hannah, who has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, London Mozart Players and Manchester Camerata, will also act as an adviser in matters of technique, sharing ideas and exercises to help further galvanise the cello department to give a collective feeling of technical development.
The cellist will also give performances to the wider strings department and specialised classes in sonata and duo playing.
Hannah Roberts said, “It has been wonderful to witness the extraordinary developments made by Louise Lansdown and her exceptional team in the strings department over many years. I am very excited and honoured to contribute further to the vibrant and dynamic cello community there in my new role as Visiting Artist in Cello.”
Associate Head of Strings Nick Stringfellow said: “We are so excited to enhance the strings department’s ongoing relationship with Hannah Roberts in this way. Hannah has played such a large part over the last few years in inspiring and developing our cellists with her caring attention and inventive ideas. This role will help give our cellists the wonderfully creative and supportive environment they need to propel them to exciting professional careers.”