"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 in 2015 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 renowned 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.

Recent orchestral highlights for Imogen comprise performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Rambert and the Multi-Story Orchestra. Imogen is also an alumna of Southbank Sinfonia and a regular deputy for The Phantom of the Opera in the West-End. Upcoming performances include 'Best of Broadway' and 'Classical Spectacular' shows with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall and a performance of Handel's Theodora with the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra at Snape Maltings.

In January 2018, Imogen gave the World Premiere performance of Threads, a concerto for flugelhorn and orchestra by American composer Aleksandr Brusentsev. Future solo engagements include the World Premiere of a Trumpet Concerto by Leo Geyer in June 2018 and a trumpet and piano recital in July with pianist Jennifer Hughes.