Biography

Hannah Marcinowicz

Hailed by The Times as ‘a superb young saxophonist’, Hannah Marcinowicz made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2008. Since then, she has performed as a soloist at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Centre to great critical acclaim.

She has performed with the UK’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Concert Orchestra. A regular performer at the BBC Proms, she has appeared as a featured soloist under Sir Colin Davis and Paul Daniel. Her international performances include concertos and recitals in the Middle East and Far East. She has also appeared as a guest soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Hannah frequently records for film, television and radio. She is featured as a soloist on the soundtrack for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Milan World Expo in 2015. Hannah is currently collaborating on a solo album project with the award-winning stage and screen composer, Jonathan Goldstein.

A former Purcell School pupil, Hannah graduated with first-class honours from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied both saxophone and clarinet. Numerous awards, including a major scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust, enabled her to continue her conservatoire studies in Paris, with international soloist, Jean-Yves Fourmeau. She was awarded the prestigious Médaille d’Or twice.

Hannah has a profound passion for sharing her musical skills and helping educate and bring hope to people who would otherwise never be exposed to Western classical music. On a recent concert tour to India, she devoted all her spare time to working in the slums with orphaned children and trafficked women.

Always up for an adventure, Hannah recently climbed Kilimanjaro and performed at the summit, despite the lack of oxygen!