Hannah Berhanu

remote recording and production

Playing For: I started playing cello when I was six, so in total, 23 years. I actually wanted to learn bagpipes but my parents weren't too keen...

Musical Education: I have always been involved in music in one way or another. From learning classical techniques initially, I have always been encouraged to improvise and so now I learn a lot of lines by ear rather than sight reading. As well as that I have been involved in recording sessions, performing, producing etc I am currently in the final stages of doing my masters in music therapy and I LOVE it!

Favourite Genre(s): ... I can't answer this. I try to listen to as much across the musical realm as possible so.... hold on, cello works with everything right?... Ok if I had to pick genres I would say "experimental" and "world music" and a bit of everything in between.

Favourite Musician(s): Sheesh.... Erm... again, I think this is a really difficult question. There are literally too many to write! My dream cello sessions would be to play with Bjork, Toumani Diabaté, Radiohead and Stevie Wonder.

Favourite Musical Moment: I was improvising live with my electric cello with a dub/reggae soundsystem for a few years and I really enjoyed those performances.

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