Hanna is a classically trained cellist who grew up in a family of
musicians and started learning the cello at age 3. She completed her
performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but always
wanted to push the boundaries of her classical training.
She started playing, touring and recording with local pop and rock bands
and this eventually lead to performances with some of the biggest artists
in the world. Some recent highlights include performing with Ed Sheeran
at the 2015 ARIAs, solo acoustic performances with Guy Sebastian on his
2015 Arena tour, acoustic performances with Josh Groban on his 2015
promotional tour, recording an acoustic version of ‘Talk is Cheap’ with
Chet Faker and performing it at the 2014 ARIAs, as well as performances
with Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy, Geri Halliwell, Ronan
Keating, The Veronicas, Seal and many more as well as being a regular
performer on Sunrise, The Morning Show and The Today Show.
Hanna is also a member of ‘Aston’, a classical crossover group who rose
to youtube fame in 2010 with their classical cover of ‘Telephone’ by Lady
Gaga, which they later performed for the star herself when she was in
Sydney, as seen on Perez Hilton’s reality show which aired in the US.
Their covers quickly became popular with youtube viewers and artists
alike, which led to several successful collaborations and brought their
view count to an impressive 30 million worldwide. In 2012 their cover of
‘Without You’ by Usher was used for a special feature performance by the
dancers on US ‘Dancing With the Stars’, in a collaboration that was
nominated for a Grammy Award.