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.
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.