Hannah Shaw :: viola (Netherlands)

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Hannah Shaw :: viola (Netherlands)

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About Hannah


Independent Performing Artist


The Hague

Other Interests:

knitting, working on my Bachelor of Science degree, being outdoors


coming soon...



Violist Hannah Shaw (b. 1984, South Carolina, USA) enjoys a career spanning a wide variety of musical styles. As a chamber musician, Hannah has performed throughout Europe and the US with such musicians as Liza Fershtman, Dimitri Ferschtman, Atar Arad, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Gordan Nikolic, and Michel Strauss, among others; and she appears regularly at such festivals as Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Festival de Musique de Chambre à Giverny, Grachten Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Casalmaggiore International Festival. Through her interest in contemporary music, Hannah performs regularly with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble; has collaborated with such notable composers and conductors as Reinbert de Leeuw, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Louis Andriessen, Sofia Gubaidulina, and James MacMillan; has had works written for her by Pulitzer prize winner Caroline Shaw, Victoria Cheah, and Timo Andres; and has appeared in the Acht Brücken Festival, Saariaho Festival Den Haag, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Holland Festival, Juilliard's Focus! Festival, and MoMA's Summergarden series. Hannah has also served as guest leader with a number of orchestras, including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Residentie Orkest, and Gelders Orkest; and can regularly be heard playing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Nederlands Kamerorkest, and the Noord Nederlands Orkest. Hannah holds a B.M from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and an M.M. from The Juilliard School.