Soprano Hannah De Priest currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in early music performance at Case Western Reserve University.
She regularly performs a diverse range of early repertoire as a member of several ensembles. Recent and upcoming projects include: excerpts from the Roman de Fauvel, concerts of works by J.S. Bach, singing and conducting a concert of Petrucci-era motets and songs, performances of Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres, along with other chamber ensemble and choral engagements around the Cleveland area, including several concerts at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Hannah graduated from William Jewell College in 2013 with a BA in Music, where she studied voice with Kansas City soprano Sarah Tannehill and conducting with Dr. Anthony Maglione. During the course of her studies, she was the assistant conductor for the college’s Women’s Choir. She spent a year of her undergraduate work studying at the University of Cambridge, where she sang with the Sidney Sussex College Chapel Choir under the direction of Dr. David Skinner. As a member of the choir, she toured Austria, Dubai, UAE, and the western coast of the United States.
In addition to performing and studying early music, Hannah is passionate about oratorio and Lieder. She recently returned from a six-week intensive course on Lieder performance. She is presently working on a lecture recital of early Lieder with fortepiano specialist Francesca Brittan.
Hannah currently serves as the soprano soloist and section leader at Christ Church Episcopal Church in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At Case Western Reserve University, she studies with Ellen Hargis, Ross Duffin, Julie Andrijeski, and Debra Nagy. She is a member of Dean Southern’s voice studio at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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