"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 been in demand both as a soloist and a 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, and chose to spend seven weeks in Oslo early in 2017, working with renowned soloist Tine Thing Helseth.

Recent orchestral engagements include performing with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Rambert, the Multi-Story Orchestra and the Faust Chamber Orchestra. Imogen is also an alumna of Southbank Sinfonia and a regular deputy for The Phantom of the Opera in the West-End.

As a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Imogen spent a week in November at Snape Maltings, receiving masterclasses from world-famous trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. Imogen will return to Aldeburgh in March next year for a performance of Handel’s Theodora with the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. Other future engagements include a new trumpet Concerto by Leo Geyer/Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra (June 2018) and the world premiere of a flugelhorn concerto by emerging American composer Aleksandr Brusentsev in January 2018.

Imogen, Aleksandr and conductor Toby Thatcher have recently launched a fundraising campaign to raise money towards the costs of putting on this performance in January. If you would like to know more, or even donate towards the campaign, please follow this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/threads-performing-and-recording-a-new-concerto/x/3836178#/.