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About Hannah

Described by New York Concert Review as “phenomenal”, Award-winning Black female violinist, Hannah White, pursues to be an authentic and relatable voice in today’s changing landscape of classical music.

Hitting her tempo as a soloist, Hannah soloed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age nine and has been featured on stage across four continents ever since. Ms. White has soloed with symphonies as Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Noir among many others. Hannah’s performances have earned dozens of reviews.

At Carnegie Hall, Hannah was featured as a soloist, twice, and as a duet earning standing ovations and raving reviews at all three sold-out concerts. Hannah soloed on four national and international tours with Sphinx Virtuosi, was concertmaster of two international tours with Chineke, and concertmaster and co-artistic director of three tours with Kontrapunktus Baroque. She performed for world leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She soloed at League of American Orchestras National Conference, Music Teachers National Association National Conference, Dame Myra Hess recital series, Moscow Ballet, and Wolf Trap. Hannah is featured on Rachel Barton Pine’s Music by Black Composers CD. Hannah has collaborated with Thodos Dance Chicago, Fulcrum Point, Torq Percussion Quartet, principal members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dance Center Evanston, Schaumburg Ice Skaters, Chicago Children’s Choir, and Pentatonix’s Kevin Olusola, among others.

Ms. White has performed with top pop artists as Rhihanna, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Steve Lacey, Busta Rhymes, H.E.R., Earth Wind and Fire, Bell Biv Devoe, Billy Porter, Coco Jones, Lucky Daye, and Chaka Khan among many others. She has performed at the Oscars Awards, BET Awards, ESPYs Awards, Oscars Academy Museum Gala, and has worked with producers for movie sound tracks, music videos, albums, and animes.

Hannah has been invited to perform in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, Adelaide, Australia, Wigmore Hall London, England, Davos, Switzerland, Queen’s Hall, Edinburg, Scotland, Sau Paulo, Brazil, Kennedy Center, Trinity College Cambridge, England, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dolby Theater, Ordway Center, Harris Theater, Ravinia, New World Center, Disneyland, Hill Auditorium, Hollywood Bowl, Morris Theater, Greek Theater, and Meyerson Center, Orchestra Hall, John’s Smith Square, London, England, Wolf Trap, Concert Hall, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, Zipper Hall, Aspen Music Camp, Hill Auditorium, Dalton Center, Folly Theater, Gallery of Art Museum, Rackham Auditorium, Rockefeller University, and University of Austin among many more.

Media appearances of Hannah White include: CNN, BBC, Today Show International in Davos, Switzerland, ABC, Amazon Live, Twitch, BET, CNBC International, Chicago’s WFMT, NPR’s From the Top, WCLV, WVIZ, Ideastream, Classical MPR, MPTV’s Black Nouveau, WPT, DPTV, Al Jazeera, Spark Media’s mini documentary series, Strad Magazine, Strings Magazine, Bein and Fushi Magazine, The Violin Channel, and numerous newspapers throughout United States.

Ms. White has won 1st prize at dozens of competitions at the Regional, National, and International Level both as soloist and chamber player. 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 Scholarship, MPower Grant, Puth Foundation, William Warfield Scholarship, and Music Institute of Chicago Fellow Laureate.

Hannah believes in giving back to her community through imparting her world class training to kids of all social and economic status. She boasts of her participation in residencies at Columbia University, Penn State, University of Houston, and San Jose State University. She has taught at various high schools and given master classes throughout United States. She is currently teacher at Colburn School’s Jumpstart, Stories and Strings, and USC/Colburn Programs. She is also faculty at Santa Monica Conservatory of Music and Montebello Royal Academy. As cultural ambassador, Ms. White has performed at over 100 outreaches.

Hannah graduated from the Colburn Conservatory studying with renowned teacher, Robert Lipsett. She is continuing her graduate studies with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory. Her previous teacher is Danielle Belen through the Music Institute of Chicago, The Academy. Hannah’s violin is on generous loan from Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.