"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, Chineke! and Charles Hazlewood’s Army of Generals. 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 concerts with Brandenburg Sinfonia, Rambert at Sadler’s Wells and a trumpet and piano recital at All Saints Hove with pianist Jennifer Hughes.

Imogen has been chosen by Norwegian soloist Tine Thing Helseth as one of two students to take part in her new masterclass course as part of the Risør Chamber Music Festival (June 2018). In June Imogen will also perform the World Premiere of a trumpet concerto by Leo Geyer with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra. Aside from playing, Imogen has recently co-launched a brand new podcast with harpist Olivia Jageurs and cellist Davina Shum, called ‘Musicians’ Weekend’. In episodes every two weeks, Imogen, Olivia and Davina interview a variety of guests and discuss the freelance musician’s lifestyle.