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#77 – Dr Hannah French

Published November 7, 2021

Helen chats to musicologist & BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Dr Hannah French

Dr Hannah French takes Helen on a musical journey through her life as a baroque flautist, studying and tutoring at the Royal Academy of Music. She talks about her passion for Bach & the pleasure she gets helping audiences unlock the fascinating secret stories classical music holds.

Hannah has Ehlers Danlos syndrome – a genetic collagen deficiency which means she dislocates easily. She explains how she copes with the chronic pain, describing it as a constant companion she’s learnt to live with, and reveals how she fights the pain to make way for her music.


Dr Hannah French on radio

Dr Hannah French on set