Hannah White, violin

Hometown: Germantown, West Virginia

Meet Hannah

Hannah returned to From the Top to perform on the Juneteenth special, aired on June 14, 2021.

Hannah performed on Show 308, recorded in Chautauqua, NY, on June 30, 2015, at age 15.

Violinist Hannah White has soloed extensively throughout the United States and Europe.  Hannah has been described by The New York Times as, “terrific… expressive… enthusiastic”, and NY Concert Review wrote “phenomenal…blaze… commanded … perfect intonation and flair”, and Cleveland.com as “clinched her Severance Hall debut…razor-sharp… future is bright”.

Hannah began her violin career at age nine performing with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and since then soloed with  Albany Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and Symphoria Orchestra, among many others.  She has been featured at prestigious venues including:  Carnegie Hall, twice, Severance Hall, Kennedy Center, Rock and Roll hall of fame, Ordway Center, Harris Theater, New World Center, Disneyland, National Gallery of Art Museum, and Aspen Summer Camp.  She has performed in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Switzerland.  Hannah did a national tour three consecutive years with Sphinx Virtuosi where was featured soloist.  She has participated in residencies at Universities and has given master classes for high school students. She performed at the 2019 World Economic Forum in front of world leaders and business leaders.  In addition, Hannah will be featured violinist in Rachel Barton Pine’s upcoming video for MBC volume 2.

Hannah has earned First Prize at dozens of competitions for solo and chamber at the local, national and international level.  Hannah has received many honors and awards as Isaac Stern Award at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Musicians Club of Women, and Ambassador of Double Stop Foundation.

Hannah has been admitted into the renowned studio of Robert LIpsett, with whom she presently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Show 308 bio:

Hannah White (violin), 15, is from Germantown, West Virginia. She is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. She is in her fifth year as merit scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a pre-college training program for highly gifted musicians where she studies with MIC artist faculty members Almita Vamos and Dr. Hye-Sun Lee. In 2015, she was the Junior Division 1st Place Laureate. As a chamber player, Hannah’s ensembles have won first place at Jules M. Laser Chamber Competition/Society of American Musicians in 2014, second place at St. Paul String Quartet Chamber Competition in 2014, Honorable Mention Discover/Midwest Young Artists Chamber Competition in 2014, third Place at A.N. Pearl Barnett Chamber Competition in 2014, and Semi-Finalist at Fischoff Chamber Competition in 2013 and 2014. Outside of music, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and pets, which include egg-laying chickens.

Listen to Hannah

Show 401, Juneteeth Special
A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, arr. by Matt Jones

Show 308, Chautauqua, NY
Primavera Porteña from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla

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