Biographies

Hannah Laurens, violin

Hannah Laurens for Foundling copyHannah studied at the Junior Department of the Utrecht Conservatorium and received her BA and MA from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. As a soloist, she won 2nd prize in the National Dutch Violin Competition for the under 17s, performed Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky violin concerti, and was live on Dutch radio and television. She was a member of the Orion Trio, winning prizes at the Princess Christina Competition and the international Charles Hennen Competition. She has given recitals at the illustrious Canal Festival Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht, and Salisbury Cathedral Chapel. Hannah plays a Montagnana/Cerutti violin, 1740/1880.

Tom McCoy, piano

Tom McCoyTom read Music at the University of Bristol, majoring in piano performance, before continuing his studies with an MMus at Royal Holloway, writing his final dissertation on the harmonic language of Rachmaninov. From 2006, Tom worked at the Marlborough School, Woodstock, where he led the choir on foreign trips and organised the music for numerous concerts and shows. In addition to performing with Hannah, Tom teaches piano in three schools, Oxford High, Kingham Hill and Stowe. He is also the Director of Music of St Martin’s Church, Bladon. In June 2016 Tom performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 13 in C major as a soloist.