It all started when...
Hannah had her first piano lesson at the age of 5. Even before she was able to carry a tune, she immediately began identifying herself as a musician. Two years later, a violin was placed in her hands and she began her life-long journey of making music.
Today, Hannah is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral violinist, and teacher. She received her Doctorate from Boston University where she studied with concert violinist Yuri Mazurkevich, former pupil of David Oistrakh. During her coursework, she completed a dissertation on composer Moritz Moszkowski along with a performance study of his Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71, culminating in her document, "Moritz Mozkowski: A Historical and Present-Day Perspective." She is a member of the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda - Alpha Kappa Chapter. Former teachers include renowned pedagogue Dr. Gerald Fischbach from the University of Maryland and soloist Dr. Tao-Chang Yu from The Peabody Institute of John's Hopkins University.
Hannah has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is a former member of the Washington Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Marsh Chapel Collegium, the New England Repertory Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the All Eastern Orchestra. She has been awarded scholarships from the Heifetz International Music Institute as well as Garth Newel's Emerging Artist Fellowship Program. She has performed in various master classes with violinists such as Charles Castleman, Sarah Chang, and Grigory Kalinovsky. She has also studied with the Guarneri Quartet, the Kronos Quartet, and the Muir String Quartet. In 2011, she was a member of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra for the RE:GENERATION music project - a classical music documentary featuring DJ Premier and Nas. From 2010 to 2015, she was the first violinist of The Boston Quartet.
Hannah has been teaching students of all ages and levels since 2003 and has extensive teaching experience throughout the DC metro area. She has taught violin at Boston University and at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD. Currently, she teaches violin and piano and coaches chamber music at Discover Music & Art in Dedham, MA. She also maintains a private studio in Boston while performing as the violinist of Trio Moderno. This summer, Hannah has been invited to work alongside Klaudia Szlachta at the Tanglewood Institute to help lead a violin workshop focusing on solo technique and performance.
Along with teaching and performing, Hannah is also getting ready to publish a book that centers on the skill sets and fundamental knowledge needed for efficient and effective instrumental practice. Stay tuned for the official announcement of her book, The Practice Room.