In Stile Moderno
Hannah Lane – Baroque harp
Leading Australian harpist Hannah Lane explores musical modernism across time with music from the 17th–21st centuries, in dialogue with the iconic modernist design of Walsh St. Acclaimed as, ‘a true master of this instrument’ (Australian Stage), Hannah is one of the world’s finest baroque harpists, creating immersive experiences for audiences through her love and exploration of great music of the past.
In stile moderno – in the modern style – refers to a musical movement, which flourished in Italy the first half of the seventeenth century, and represented a break with the dominant musical conventions of the previous era through innovations in form and modes of expression. It was a truly ‘modern’ moment in musical creation and provided the impetus for compositions of striking beauty and rich emotion.
Experience the vitality of this music and the unique sound world of the baroque harp with works by groundbreaking seventeenth century composers such as Frescobaldi, Kapsperger and Mayone, curated in juxtaposition with the twentieth century avant-garde sound world of John Cage and the musical serenity of post-minimalist composer Mamoru Fujieda.
Historical Harpist Hannah Lane performs on the Baroque triple and the Classical and Romantic era single-action harps. ‘A true master of this instrument’ (Australian Stage, 2022), ‘playing three rows of strings not merely with precision but also expressive beauty’ (Limelight, 2023), her performances have been praised for their emotional depth, subtlety and sparkling virtuosity.
After graduating with high distinction from her studies in modern harp under the tutelage of Alice Giles AM, Hannah completed her specialisation in historical harp in Milan, Italy with world-renowned expert Mara Galassi. As a continuo player and soloist, Hannah performs with leading ensembles throughout Australia and Europe. She is Principal Harpist for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Pinchgut Opera and has appeared at international festivals such as the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Urbino Musica Antica and Adelaide Festival.
Hannah is a recording artist for ABC Classics, Obsidian Records (UK), Brilliant Classics (IT) and Pinchgut Live. Based in Naarm/Melbourne, she is artistic director of the critically acclaimed Ensemble 642, which is dedicated to music for early plucked strings. Hannah is committed to sharing her knowledge with the next generation of musicians and is a guest lecturer in historical harp at the University of Melbourne. As a dedicated researcher in this field, her work has been published in the leading peer-reviewed journals Early Music and Eighteenth-Century Music.
Special Offer – Walsh Street House Tour and Concert Combination Tickets
If you want to attend our 1.30pm house tour, followed by the performance, please purchase a discounted ticket for the tour by following this link, in addition to your performance ticket. The tour consists of a 45 minute presentation followed by afternoon tea and volunteer guidance through the house. You’ll learn about the considerable achievement and legacy of Robin Boyd and the unique design features of the house.
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