Hannah H., “excellent” (Concerto.net, Harry Rolnick), has played as both a soloist with orchestras in Europe under Marzio Conti and Daniel Grossmann, and as a chamber musician and vocal accompanist, appearing at the ‘Gasteig’ Philharmonic Hall (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Center for Jewish History and National Sawdust (New York), Harris Concert Hall (Aspen), and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson). An invited resident at international festivals – Songfest Los Angeles (2019), Aspen Music Festival (2018), Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (2016), and Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (2015) – Hannah was a semi-finalist at both ‘Das Lied’ (Heidelberg) and the international ‘Wigmore Hall Song Competition’ (London).
Her interest in contemporary music and the commissioning of new works has been fueled by the collaboration with composers such as Libby Larsen, Lera Auerbach, Andy Akiho, Benoît Menut, and Nico Sauer, in addition to her work as a fellow at Bard College under the guidance of soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Kayo Iwama.
Upcoming projects include a 2020 virtual concert and interview series on the intersection of art and current societal issues together with the German Consulate in New York, as well as a CD with the works of Austrian-Jewish composer Karl Weigl for soprano and piano. In October 2019, she curated and performed at the “Strange Scenes Festival,” dedicated to the music of Wolfgang Rihm at New York’s DiMenna Center.
Hannah’s artistry has been lastingly shaped by Marilyn Nonken, Olivier Gardon, Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Yonty Solomon, and Gerhard Oppitz. She was educated at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music in London, and also trained as a journalist at Columbia University. As such, she wrote for The Jewish Weekly in London, and The Times of Israel in Jerusalem/New York. In Fall 2019, she came to NYU Steinhardt to pursue an Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, where she became a member of the Adjunct Faculty in both Piano and Vocal Studies, and joined the Contemporary Music Ensemble.