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Francesca Hanley

Francesca is involved in a range of performances devoted to contemporary music, both in ensembles and as a soloist. Among the many groups she has performed with are the New Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Poland, GW Welch, Music Projects, English Camerata, Django Bate's Band, Delighful Precipice and Theatre de Complicitie.


Francesca Hanley studied the flute at the Royal Academy of Music. With awards from the Haberdashers Company and Sir John Cass Foundation she spent one post graduate year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying flute with Phillipa Davies.

As a soloist she has performed live on BBC Radio Two, given premieres at the South Bank, the ICA and the Almeida festival, as well as performing concertos with the Feinstein ensemble and Thames Sinfonia. During 1997 she gave a recital at the National Gallery in conjunction with their exhibition of British composers.

Her own compositions have been performed at the Purcell Room and ICA. She teaches at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and for the Tower Hamlets Junior Musicianship Scheme run by the Centre for Young Musicians.

an artist of considerable ability. I could have listened to her all night . . . gave remarkable assured performances of a wide range of music
The Herald, Glasgow.
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