Hannah White

November 21, 2018, 12:15 pm

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Violinist Hannah White and pianist Matthew Hagle join us in live performance on this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.

Violinist Hannah White has performed extensively throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall.  Hannah has been described by The New York Times as, “terrific… expressive… enthusiastic ”  by NY Concert Review as, “phenomenal…blaze… commanded … perfect”, an d Cleveland.com as “clinched…razor-sharp… bright”.

Hannah began her solo career at age nine with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and since then has performed with  Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and Madison Symphony Orchestra among others. She has performed at numerous prestigious venues including:  Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, Kennedy Center, Cambridge England, Rock and Roll hall of fame, Ordway Center, Harris Theater, New World Center, Disneyland, and National Gallery of Art Museum.

Hannah has earned Top Prizes at many competitions as 1st Place at Bolz Young Artists/Final Forte Competition, 1st Place Medallion International Artist Competition, 1stPlace at ENKOR International Chamber Competition, Silver Medal at Fischoff Chamber Competition, 1st Place at MPrize International Chamber Competition, 1st Place at St. Paul String Quartet Competition, twice,1st Place at Sphinx Competition,  1st Place at MTNA National Competition, 1st Place at Jules M. Laser Chamber Competition, 1st Place at Midwest Young Artists National Competition, 1st Place at  Sejong Competitions, 1st Place at Chinese Competition, and Winner at DePaul Competition.

Hannah studied with Danielle Belen, Almita Vamos, and Hye-Sun Lee and then admitted into the renowned studio of Robert Lipsett, with whom she presently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Pianist Matthew Hagle is a musician of great versatility and depth, whose performances are a rare mixture of musical understanding, imaginative programming, pianistic command and beauty of sound. He has recently finished performing the 32 Beethoven Sonatas in a series of live radio recitals. Mr. Hagle is also highly valued as a collaborator by many other artists. With violinist Rachel Barton Pine, he has released two acclaimed CDs on the Cedille label, and performed many recitals across North and South America. His piano duo performances with Mio Isoda-Hagle are highlights of the annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival. Other chamber music partners have been the Parker Quartet, the Avalon Quartet, Quintet Attacca, and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is currently on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago, where he teaches piano, music theory and composition and is director of the Musicianship program.

Biographies Courtesy of IMF Chicago

  • Sonata in A Major, by César Franck
    Allegretto ben moderato
    Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
    Allegretto poco mosso

  • Tzigane, by Maurice Ravel