top of page


 London & Oxford based flautist


Hannah Gillingham is a freelance flautist based in London and Oxford, regularly performing solo, chamber and orchestral works. Recent concerts include playing the Reinecke Flute Concerto with both the Oxford Studio Orchestra and The Angel Orchestra and performing a selection of contemporary music in St Pancras Clock Tower.



In 2020 Hannah won the Flute Category of RCM’s Annual Woodwind Competition playing Jolivet’s Five Incantations for Solo Flute. She has had masterclasses from Emmanuel Pahud, Sam Coles and Adam Walker and recent solo recital venues have included The Sheldonian Theatre, St. Anne’s College, Oxford and the Holywell Music Room.


Smiling Col.JPEG

Photo: Rafael Todes

As the flautist in contemporary ensemble Mad Song since it's formation in 2019, Hannah has enjoyed performing pieces such as Peter Maxwell-Davis' 'Eight Songs for a Mad King' and Steve Rich's Double Sextet alongside newer works by composers such as Anna Clyne, Judith Weir and Joan Towers.

She looks forward to performing Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' with them at the High Barnet Chamber Music Festival this summer.

  • Instagram


Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 16.09.04.png

Hannah has been a participant on both the ENO an London Sinfonietta Academies and has been principal flute of the RCM Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras.

Whilst in the NYO from 2015-17 she toured France, played in two BBC Proms concerts and recorded Holst’s ‘The Planets’ with Edward Gardner.

RCM Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov - Symphony No.3



Having achieved a Distinction in her ABRSM teaching Diploma, Hannah now teaches the flute privately to students of all ages. She is also passionate about music education and outreach and regularly leads workshops at primary schools and in the past has conducted both primary and secondary school orchestras.

“Hannah is an extremely professional and patient Tutor”

-Parent of a Student

Photo: Rafael Todes

bottom of page