Alannah began learning the harp at the age of eight and three years later was awarded a scholarship to attend the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, studying with Julie Raines (Principal Harp, MSO).
Alannah began learning the harp at the age of eight and three years later was awarded a scholarship to attend the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, studying with Julie Raines (Principal Harp, MSO). Alannah then entered the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music Performance. Whilst there, Alannah held the position of Principal Harp in the orchestra, performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and recorded a recital for the ABC Classic FM “Young Performers” program.
Alannah toured China in 1996 as a member of the Young Musicians’ Delegation, performing solo in the concert halls of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. She was a finalist in the 1999 Austral Salon competition and performed as Principal Harp in the Australian Youth Orchestra at the Sydney Olympics Art Festival in 2000.
In 2002 Alannah won an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Skaila Kanga and Charlotte Seale. During her studies, Alannah performed in many concerts and master classes and won the biannual Guy McGrath Harp Prize. Also in 2002 Alannah won the Major Award from the Australian Music Foundation in London.
She regularly performs as Guest Principal with the Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, having also worked with the Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Australian Pops Orchestra. Alannah has performed with many notable artists including Josh Grobin, Katherine Jenkins, Roberta Flack and Aled Jones, and appears regularly in concerts and recitals as a soloist and chamber musician.