Melbourne harpist Hannah Lane is one of the few Australian exponents of the baroque triple harp and the classical single-action harp.
During her modern harp studies with Alice Giles in 2012, Hannah had the opportunity to play an eighteenth-century harp and study historically informed performance practice with Geoffrey Lancaster. She quickly fell in love with the unique sound and rich emotional terrain of early music and hasn’t looked back!
Thanks to the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Hannah commenced studies in the baroque triple harp in 2013 under the mentorship of leading European historical harpists Andrew Lawrence-King and Maria Christina Cleary. An avid collaborator, Hannah has performed with many leading Australian early music ensembles and upcoming engagements include performances with Latitude 37, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Pinchgut Opera, and Hannah’s own early music group Ensemble 642.
Hannah has a broad array of academic interests in the areas of musicology, cultural history, literary criticism, and gender studies, and has published on historical harp performance practice. She is a dedicated teacher and hopes to be able to share her passion for historical harp with future generations of students.
Listen to Hannah here: https://soundcloud.com/hannaharpa
Find out more about the baroque harp and historically informed performance here: http://www.cutcommonmag.com/hannah-lane-shows-us-a-window-into-the-past/