PMP Chamber Music Workshop 2015, 2016; Sarasota Winter Residency 2015/16
American violinist Hannah Tarley began playing the violin at age two. She has since been a soloist with orchestras such as the Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Narva City Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Soloists, and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra. As both a soloist and chamber musician, Hannah has debuted in some of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls, including Davies Symphony Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Royal Festival Hall and Leipzig’s Gewandaus.
Hannah has worked with numerous conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Edwin Outwater and Benjamin Schwartz, and has participated in various festivals, including the Perlman Music Program, Kronberg Academy Masterclasses, Heifetz International Music Institute, Seiji Ozawa Academy and Aspen Music Festival and School. At age twelve, Hannah was appointed the youngest concertmaster in the history of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, leading the orchestra on two European Tours.
Hannah has taken part in masterclasses/courses with Zakhar Bron, Elmar Oliveira, Mihaela Martin, Midori, Gil Shaham, Christian Tetzlaff, Pinchas Zukerman, Ruggero Ricci, and Daniel Hope. She has performed with leading musicians such as Nobuko Imai, Shlomo Mintz, Mark Kaplan and Shmuel Ashkenasi. In addition to participating in the prestigious Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Winter Residency, Hannah was selected as an Artist-in-Residence for the 2015 Heifetz International Music Institute. She participated in outreach projects and performed the Mendelssohn Octet alongside Mark Kaplan, Ralph Kirshbaum and Robert Vernon. A first prize winner of New York Concerti Sinfonietta’s International Shining Stars Competition, Hannah recently debuted in Carnegie Hall.
Hannah is the Founder and Artistic Director of Notes By The Bay Music Festival, an exciting new children's music program in California. Founded in 2015, the Festival presents a unique platform for kids to be imaginative, create theatrical concerts that feature poetry readings and ensemble playing, as well as perform on stage alongside their artistic mentors.
Previously a full scholarship student at the Colburn School studying with Robert Lipsett, Hannah received her Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, from the Royal College of Music in London under the guidance of Mark Messenger. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho.