Hanna is a freelance producer, tour and project manager, consultant, writer and translator specialising in contemporary classical music. She is currently based in Berlin.
She is the co-director of award-winning ensemble, The Hermes Experiment, and co-founder of Alternative Classical, a consultancy and artist & project management agency, which creates and promotes new approaches to classical music.
Hanna’s particular passions lie in intercultural exchange, dialogue and training conducted through the medium of the arts. Past project highlights include project management, staff coaching and consulting for the Etihad Chamber Orchestra in Amman, Jordan, producing and managing two tours of contemporary opera to the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg with the London Chamber Orchestra (George Benjamin’s Lessons of Love and Violence) and Shadwell Opera (Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are, also performed at the Alexandra Palace Theatre in London) – both of which were part of British Council’s UK-Russia Year of Music – and tour management of the Street Orchestra of London, a pop-up orchestra, around London and the Midlands.
In 2020, Hanna’s international work took her back to Jordan to work with the Etihad Chamber Orchestra, for whom she works as consultant and project manager, and managed her first tour with the World Orchestra for Peace (UNESCO Artist for Peace).
Hanna is also a public speaker and recently gave a webinar for DICE Berlin on ‘Making music political, and making political music’ and gave a paper for the eavesdropping symposium on ‘Critical reflection – working towards good programming practices in contemporary music’. She also sat on a ‘Leading Women in the Arts’ panel at Shoreditch Town Hall, alongside the Executive Director of Sadler’s Wells, organised by YPIA – Young People in the Arts. Additionally, Hanna writes reviews for the new music publications Positionen and TEMPO, and is on the board of the Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Music (BGNM).
Some of the individuals and organisations Hanna has previously worked with include Nonclassical, the EFG London Jazz Festival, Gabriel Prokofiev, Bastard Assignments, Filthy Lucre, Baroque at the Edge Festival, Shadwell Opera, Mahogany Opera, Bandstand Chamber Festival and Spotlight Chamber Series, OperaLab Berlin, the Kazakh Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Vocal Futures and ORA choir. She has also worked as Public Relations Specialist at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and in Sponsorship and Development at a leading classical music agency, HarrisonParrott.
Hanna is a graduate from Cambridge University, where she read History, and has recently finished her MA in Global Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin.