London & Oxford based flautist


Flautist Hannah Gillingham is a first year Master of Performance scholar at The Royal College of Music.

She also completed her undergraduate studies at the RCM and was awarded a First Class Honours degree, alongside the 2020 Flute Prize in the annual RCM Woodwind Competition. She regularly performs in both London and Oxford as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician & welcomes pupils of all ages and abilities.

7th May 2022 -  Mad Song perform Peter Maxwell Davis' 'Eight Songs for a Mad King' along with pieces by Judith Weir, Anna Semple and Robert Causton, Cardiff University
13th May 2022 -  Part of a performance of Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' which includes visual art projections, RCM Performance Hall
26th June 2022 -  Standard Issue play as part of FestivALL, RCM Performance Hall

20th March 2022 - RCM Keyboard Festival, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

17th March 2022 -  Principal Flute in Rachmaninov's 3rd Symphony, Conducted by John Wilson, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

12th February 2022 -  Contemporary concert in collaboration with Explore Ensemble, RCM Performance Hall

November 2021 - Reinecke Flute Concerto with the Oxford Studio Orchestra



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.


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Hannah has been principal flute of both the RCM Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras and in 2019 was part of Orchestra Rheia’s launching concert founded by Stephanie Childress. 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.


Igor Stravinsky - Fireworks 

Michael Daugherty - Fire and Blood 

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird



As the flautist in the Albert Wind Quintet since 2017, Hannah has enjoyed performing in venues such as the Royal Opera House, the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and recording at the University of Surrey. The quintet has also received coaching from numerous incredible professors at the RCM including Simon Channing, Sarah Burnett, Michael Harris and Peter Sparks.

Photo: Olivia Da Costa

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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