Lauren HannayAssociate Conductor and Pianist

    Background: Born Cairns. Voice teacher, choral conductor and accompanist. Studied University of Queensland & Queensland Conservatorium of music. Winner, Blanche and Hugh Campbell scholarship, singing (QCM); Margaret Nickson Prize, voice and accompanying (UQ and QCM). Currently Director of choral music at Cairns State High School.

    Gondwana Choirs: Pianistand co-conductor, Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s choir. Pianist, tour to Kimberley GICC (2013); Songfest Cairns 2011, 2012; European Tour GICC 2017, Vienna Boys choir project (Sydney and Cairns); Conductor Carols by Candlelight 2015, 2016, NAIDOC national awards 2017.

    Other Experience: touring and performing with Qld Arts council, professional debut in TN theatre company’ Mikado (Yum Yum) and La Cappella (vocal quartet); soprano soloist oratorio, mass and cantata performances. Conductor, North Qld Philharmonic singers and players (Faure Requiem; Haydn Nelson Mass; Rutter Requiem); Conductor, Osaka Youth Choral Festival (Cairns regional choir); Conductor Cairns State High choir – Winner 2017 Qld state finals CGEN:Voices (secondary choral). Guest presenter for ANCA Qld and NT

    um-Yum, Mikado (TN Theatre Company); La Cappella Vocal Quartet, Queensland Arts Council Tour; Gianetta, The Gondoliers (Brisbane Light Opera Company); Soprano soloist: Dies Natalis (QCM), Bernstein Mass (QCM), Haydn Missa Brevis (Brisbane Chamber Players), The Messiah (Townsville Chamber Singers and Orchestra), Christmas Proms (NQ Philharmonic Orchestra). Artistic Director & Conductor, NQ Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Orchestra: Faure Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass, Rutter Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria (QCM)