"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 as Principal Trumpet with the City of London Sinfonia at Opera Holland Park and English National Opera at Grange Park Opera. Imogen has also recently performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Manchester Camerata, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. Imogen is an alumna of Southbank Sinfonia (2016) and a regular deputy for The Phantom of the Opera in the West-End. During 2018-2019 Imogen performed as Principal Trumpet with Rambert for their UK Tour of 'Life is a Dream'.
In September Imogen will join Aurora Orchestra for their BBC Proms performances of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique from memory and two concerts in Germany. Later in the Autumn Imogen is also looking forward to performing as Principal Trumpet with English National Opera for both Offenbach’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ and Gilbert and Sullivan's ‘The Mikado’ at the London Coliseum.
Aside from playing, Imogen enjoys practising Pilates and reading. She is also a trustee of the Thames Youth Orchestra and a Befriender through the Wimbledon Guild.