Heather Hancock has enjoyed a unique career as both a classical pianist and a singer/songwriter for the past twenty years. She made her American debut performing Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto.
She did this together with pianist Stephen Simmons and the Gardner-Webb Symphony Orchestra in 1994 after winning the Gardner- Webb International Concerto competition. They were the first piano duo team to have this distinction. Since then, Heather has performed extensively throughout the United States as both a soloist and duo pianist. In addition, she and Stephen have given master classes and served as guest lecturers for colleges, universities and musical associations throughout the United States. They have been hailed as “the best duo-team bar none” by MTNA (United States, Maryland chapter) and hold A Newby Award (Newburyport, Massachusetts) for highest artistic achievement. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro under the direction of Dr. John Salmon. She has also pursued postgraduate studies with Dr. Mia Chung (Gordon College, Curtis Institute) and holds a Master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Heather lives in The Hague, Netherlands with her husband Jeff and their two children. She is the Artistic Director of Expressions for Justice, an artistry campaign of The International Justice Mission Netherlands. She is also the Director of Worship and Arts for Crossroads International Church of The Hague.