At age seven, Hannah White found her voice in the violin. In music, she could express what she could not say and playing quickly became her passion. By age nine, Hannah performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She’s been featured performer on stage across the globe ever since.
She hit her tempo as a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, where she performed twice to sold-out audiences. She has since soloed with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Madison Symphony Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Noir among many others.
Hannah is currently Concert Master and Co-Artist Director of Kontrapunktus Chamber Orchestra. Hannah is also on the roster of Dame Myra Hess Memorial Recital Series. Among her notable performances is her performances at the closing ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for world leaders and international business leaders.
Hannah has performed at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall, Trinity College Cambridge England, Davos, Switzerland, Elder Hall, Adelaide, Australia, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, Wigmore Hall, London, England, John’s Smith Square, London, England, Hollywood Bow, Los Angeles, CA, Meyerson Symphony Center, Rock and Roll hall of fame, Wolf Trap, Ordway Center, Harris Theater, New World Center, Disneyland, Concert Hall, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, Aspen Music Camp, Hill Auditorium, Dalton Center Recital Hall, Uihlein Hall, Rackham Auditorium, Folly Theater, Camp Concert Hall, Attucks Theater, Rockefeller University, The Music Hall, Mann Hall, Kirkland Performance Center, Ross Ragland, Lied Center, Kauffman Center, Krannert Center, University of Austin, Myrna Loy Center, University of Delaware, University of Vermont, Portland State University, Gore Recital Hall, Overture Center, Gordon Bennett Hall, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Mint Museum, and National Gallery of Art Museum among many others.
Being carried on stage by Thodos Dance Chicago Dancers makes collaborations a fun aspect of Hannah’s performances. She has also collaborated with projects as with Fulcum Point, Torq Percussion Quartet, principal members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Ballet, Dance Center Evanston, Schaumburg Ice Skaters, and Chicago Children’s Choir. Hannah performed for Rachel’s Barton Pine’s upcoming Music By Black Composers CD. She collaborated with Pentatonix’ cellist Kevin Olusola. Hannah was invited perform for the Lion King sound track and at the Oscar Awards and has performed in multiple tracks for John Legend. Recently, Hannah performed with the Recollective Orchestra where she performed with groups as Bell Biv Devoe, Chaka Khan, and Earth, Wind, and Fire live on CNN.
Hannah toured throughout the United States with acclaimed groups as the Sphinx Virtuosi three consecutive years, two of which she performed as featured soloist. Other tours include Ireland and Scotland with the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra and Australia, England, and Scotland with Chineke.
As soloist and chamber member, Hannah has received 1st Prize at dozens of competitions at the Regional, National, and International Level. Hannah is recipient of the prestigious Isaac Stern Award at Carnegie Hall, Ambassador of Doublestop Foundation, Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, Musicians Club of Women of Chicago’s Farwell Trust Scholarship, MPower Grant, Puth Foundation Scholarship, and William Warfield Scholarship.
Hannah’s media appearances include: CNN, BBC, Strad Magazine, Strings Magazine, Bein and Fushi Magazine, The Violin Channel, Al Jazeera, CNBC International, Today Show International in Davos, ABC, Chicago’s WFMT, NPR’s From the Top, WCLV, WVIZ, Ideastream, Classical MPR, MPTV’s Black Nouveau, WPT, DPTV, Spark Media’s mini documentary series, and numerous newspapers throughout the United States. Her performances have aired reaching audiences in the hundreds of thousands.
As teaching is a newfound joy, Hannah boasts of her participation in residencies at colleges and universities as Columbia University, Penn State, and San Jose State University. She has taught at various high schools along with giving masterclasses. Ms. White is currently teaching at the Colburn Community School. Hannah believes in reaching the young, exposing them to classical music early to grow the future audience. Therefore, she has been generous to have performed in several scores of outreaches.
In addition, Hannah enjoys reaching and growing her audience through social media outlets. She pursues to be authentic and relatable. She dedicates time to personally correspond with her followers.
Hannah graduated from the Colburn Conservatory and is pursuing her graduate studies with renowned teacher, Robert Lipsett, with whom she presently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Her violin is on generous loan from Kenneth Warren and Son, Ltd.