Hannah Templeton

Hannah Templeton


Personal profile

Research interests

I am a musicologist and cultural historian who works on music of the eighteenth century and classical period. In particular, I am interested in Mozart biography, music in mid-to-late eighteenth-century London, and music and material culture (including portraiture and iconography).

I completed my AHRC-funded PhD in 2016, supervised by Professor Cliff Eisen. My thesis reassesses the fifteen months the Mozart family spent in London from April 1764 – July 1765. Using Leopold Mozart's letters and travel notes, I explore the social, cultural and intellectual networks the family encountered during their stay. I consider how Leopold formed these networks, how they functioned, and the interrelationships among them in an effort to ascertain how the Mozarts’ musical activities intersected with wider intellectual and cultural circles; whether this affects existing views of their European tour; and the possible implications this may have for current perceptions of eighteenth-century musical life in London as well as Mozart biography.


I blog about my research at hannahmtempleton.wordpress.com



BMus (Hons), King's College London (2008-2011)

MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies, King's College London (2011-2012)

PhD in Musicology, King's College London (2012-2016)


Public Engagement

In January 2016 I designed and led primary school research afternoons on the Mozart Family's European travels, in conjunction with Classical Opera and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These workshops were part of Classical Opera's Mozart 250 project, and took place in the V&A's recently opened European Galleries.

I acted as a researcher, consultant and contributor to BBC Four's documentary Mozart's London Odyssey, presented by Dr. Lucy Worsley (first broadcast 21st June 2016).

In 2014, I contributed forty biographical entries to The Mozart Project (Pipedreams Media), the first fully interactive iBook on Mozart.


Professional Service

I am the online music reviews editor for Criticks, the online music reviews platform for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/

I am the events coordinator for the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group: http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/


Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following undergraduate modules:

Issues and Topics in Music III (2015/16)

Mozart in Vienna (2014/15)

Issues and Topics in Music III (2014/15)

The Music of Debussy (2013/14)


Education/Academic qualification

Musicology, Doctor of Music, The Mozarts in London: Exploring the Family's Professional, Social and Intellectual Networks in 1764-1765, King's College London

1 Oct 201222 Jul 2016

Award Date: 1 Nov 2016

Master of Arts, London’s Musical Club Culture and its Relationship with the West End, 1760-1780., King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Bachelor of Music, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011


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