Hannah Kennedy, violin

Violinist Hannah Kennedy is a committed collaborator and recitalist known for creative and thoughtful
performances. She enjoys creating programs with works form differing eras, styles, and composers, and
loves exploring how music has and has not changed over time. She is also active in the Early Music
community and is an enthusiastic supporter of historically-informed performances.

Hannah obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she attended
as an Eileen Phillips Cohen string quartet fellow, a full-tuition award that involves formal recital
performances, intensive coachings, and community outreach. She went on to receive a Master’s degree at
CU Boulder, studying with Harumi Rhodes and Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet. She is
currently continuing her studies with Ms. Rhodes and Mr. Dusinberre, pursuing an Artist Diploma in solo
violin. Hannah has attended festivals including Madeline Island Chamber Music (fellow, ’19) and Twin
Cities Baroque Instrumental Program. Hannah has participated in masterclasses given by ensembles
including Pacifica String Quartet, Arianna String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Takács Quartet, and
the Smetana Trio.

Hannah was awarded first prize in the 2020 Bruce Ekstrand Competition and presented J.S. Bach’s
Chaccone as an Ekstrand semi-finalist in 2019. She is the teaching assistant to Dr. Robert Hill at CU
Boulder and also serves on the assistant faculty of Stringwood Chamber Music festival in Lanesboro,
MN. This year, she looks forward to participating as a virtual performer fellow in the Gabriela Lena Frank
Creative Music Academy and collaborating on a variety of chamber music projects, including recording a
transcription of Bela Bartók’s ‘Contrasts’ with saxophonist Erick Miranda and pianist Hyeji Park

In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and being outside.