Hannah Wagner, the voice of Saeldes Sanc, has been singing since ever she can remember.
She started singing lessons when she was eleven. First, she had lessons in performing popular song, but soon she felt much more drawn to Classical Music and therefore changed to the study of Classical Voice.
Hannah sang in diverse church-, motet- and oratorio-choirs. She was also very active as a soloist: she sang, for example, Antonin Dvorak’s “Rusalka”. After having discovered her love for Early Music, Hannah focused on works from the period of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. She had exciting journeys with the “Young Bach Choir” and celebrated huge successes with the a-cappella-ensemble which she founded and led.
After she finished her A-levels, Hannah began mediaeval studies at the University of Tuebingen, especially focusing on the language of Middle High German. These studies aroused a fascination for ancient languages in her. But actually, after all her concert activities, studies of music were what she dreamt of – and after passing the audition to the conservatory, she changed her subject, enthusiastically beginning voice studies. Since then, she extended her musical knowledge during her studies in Finnland, Scotland and the USA.
Early in her childhood, Hannah began to compose her own music. All of her songs had – even at that time! – their own very melancholic timbre. After she had discovered her fascination for Early Music and, later, Folk Music, it was an obvious move to combine these styles of music with her skills in ancient languages!
In 2010, Hannah got to know the renowned Deine Lakaien- and Helium Vola-musician and leader of these ensembles, Ernst Horn.
Nowadays, Hannah herself is a member of the Mediaeval-Avant-garde-Ensemble Helium Vola, where she performs both in the ensemble and as a soloist on the new album “Wohin?”.
In 2011, together with the cellist Georg Postulka, Hannah founded the Mediaeval-Gothic Folk Ensemble Saeldes Sanc. Nowadays, she continues Saeldes Sanc as a solo project with various guest musicians.