Hannah Dienes-Williams is an 18 year old soprano, studying with Gary Coward. She was a Chorister in Guildford Cathedral Choir from the age of 9, serving as its Head Chorister from 2017-18. In the choir, she featured regularly as a soloist in services and concerts as well as on two live broadcasts. She was selected as a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year competition in 2016 and 2017, and features as a soprano soloist on Rebecca Dale’s Decca album, Materna Requiem. Hannah is a frequent recitalist, soloist with local choral societies, and a member of the Rodolfus Choir.
Recently, she has partaken in masterclasses from Neil Jenkins and John Graham Hall. Alongside her vocal studies, Hannah also plays the violin and piano, having achieved distinctions in all three Grade 8 exams by 15, Honours in her RSCM Gold Award by 13, and more recently, Distinction in her ARSM Violin Diploma, as well as performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with her school orchestra. She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, and attends Pro Corda chamber music courses. She co-founded The Fantasma Trio and The Aristeia Quartet, the latter of which has performed in the Purcell Room and in a masterclass with Alfred Brendel in Paris. Alongside this, Hannah founded the Cavatina Chamber Choir in 2019 for a performance of Haydn’s Creation alongside Cavatina Orchestra in Guildford Cathedral. She is currently awaiting A level results in Music, English Literature and French, and holds an offer, and choral scholarship, to Clare College, Cambridge to study Music.