At the age of two, Hannah Pike was begging her parents for piano lessons, and by age four had decided that being a pianist was ‘what she wanted to be when she grew up’. Originally from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Hannah relocated to Brisbane to study a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, graduating in 2017.
Throughout her study, Hannah was mentored by Daniel de Borah and Natasha Vlassenko, and is currently enjoying her time training with Timothy Young at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). She has worked with international artists including Tim Munro, Lisa Moore, Sara Macliver and Benjamin Bayl, and has received masterclasses from performers including John Chen, Roy Howat, Bart van Oort, Andreas Boyde and Sivan Silver. Notable performances have included Crossbows Chamber Music Festival, Australian Piano Duo Festival, Queensland Music Festival, concertos with Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, and performances at Melbourne Recital Centre, Beleura House and Garden, and in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House.
As well as regular performances on the piano, Hannah enjoys working and performing as a percussionist. She has performed with the Queensland Youth Symphony, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, and Noosa Orchestra, as well as a performance on-field for the 2015 NRL Grand Final series. Hannah also has a keen interest in collaborative music, and particularly enjoys exploring the relationships between piano and percussion in her performances.
When not at the piano, Hannah enjoys cooking, reading and finding new additions for her quirky sock collection.
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate - Andrea Goldsmith, Diane Lightfoot, Olga Abrahams, Gillian McIntosh, Daniel & Frances Wallace, Marie Rowland
Photo and video by Pia Johnson