"Trumpeter Imogen Hancock soared like a seraph..." The Times

Imogen Hancock is a rising star on the British trumpet scene. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class Honours, she has been in demand as both a soloist and freelance orchestral musician.

Imogen has premiered a number of solo works including Stephen Dodgson’s Trumpet Concerto and Trinculo by Sally Beamish, commissioned for her by the Park Lane Group. In 2015 Imogen was awarded a Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society for pursuing studies abroad. She chose to spend seven weeks in Oslo in early 2017, working with soloist Tine Thing Helseth and trumpeters from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Den Norske Opera. As a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Imogen also spent a week in November 2017 at Snape Maltings, receiving solo masterclasses from world-famous trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. In 2018, Imogen gave World Premiere performances of two concertos, written for her by Aleksandr Brusentsev (Threads, January 2018) and Leo Geyer (Somewhere In-Between, June 2018). 

Recent orchestral highlights for Imogen include performing with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. Imogen is also an alumna of Southbank Sinfonia (2016) and a regular deputy for The Phantom of the Opera in the West-End. During Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 Imogen performed as Principal Trumpet with Rambert for their UK Tour of 'Life is a Dream'.

This summer Imogen will be performing as Guest Principal Trumpet with both English National Opera (Grange Park Opera) and City of London Sinfonia (Opera Holland Park). In September Imogen will also join Aurora Orchestra for their BBC Proms performances of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique from memory.

Aside from playing, Imogen enjoys practising Pilates and reading.