After gaining a music degree from Sheffield University, Chris Hankin attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she had lessons from William Bennett. She then continued her flute studies with Jonathan Snowden and now has a very varied and successful freelance career.
As a soloist she now gives recitals with the versatile pianist and composer Timothy Murray. As an orchestral player Chris is much in demand. She is sub-principal flute with the highly acclaimed London Chamber Orchestra, holds the same position with the Orchestra of St Johns and spent four years working in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She is also very happy working in West End theatre clocking up a total so far of over a dozen shows, including Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
Chris is also a very experienced teacher. She currently holds positions at the London College of Music and Brunel University and she is the specialist flute advisor to the Central Band of the RAF. She is an experienced teacher of adults and is in charge of Ealing Flutes, an adult flute ensemble which meets once a month. Chris is currently a diploma examiner for ABRSM and a highly respected adjudicator at Music Festivals around the country. She is also the Catalogue Editor for Just Flutes, where her assessments of flute publications are read worldwide.