Hannah Tam, violin

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Meet Hannah

Hannah appears on Show 403, airing the week of October 4, 2021.

Hannah Tam (violin), 16, is from Hong Kong but is currently living in Philadelphia, PA to study at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Hannah garnered distinctive international accolades, including the Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the Menuhin Competition Junior Division 2021, the Audience Prize at the “Mini Violini” of The Concours Musical International de Montréal 2019 where she was the only awardee, the Memorial Performance Award at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, First Prizes at Kloster Schontal in Germany, Grand Prize Winner at Andrea Postacchini in Italy etc.

Hannah has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Japan, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Canada and United Stated; appeared in prestigious venues such as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland and La Jolla Music Festival in San Diego. Hannah played as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Virtuosi Italiani Orchestra, Mantua Chamber Orchestra etc. She has performed chamber music with great masters such as Gil Shaham, Cho Liang Lin, and the late violist Vladimir Mendelssohn.

Admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music at 12, she is currently studying with Ida Kavafian. Her previous teachers were Michael Ma, Maria Jee and Chan Kwok Wai at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Hannah is playing G.B. Guadagnini Torino 1778 ex Blavet, kindly supported by Alfredo Primavera.