Playing with "live-wire splendor" (The New York Times) violinist, Hanna Hurwitz, comes from a family of literary and performing artists. As a musician who values the performance of contemporary music and collaboration with composers, Hanna’s recent activities have included performances with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, MIVOS Quartet, Lucerne Festival Academy, Eastman BroadBand, and Slee Sinfonietta. Hanna is a member of the ensemble in residence at SoundSCAPE Festival in Maccango, Italy, as well as a guest lecturer at the festival. She has performed in Mexico at the Cervantino Festival and the Festival Internacional Chihuahua, as well as at the SpazioMusica Festival in Italy, and the Ritsos Project in Samos, Greece. She is the featured violinist in both Cantos, the Bridge Records recording of music by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and in Diaries, the Urtext release of music by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez.
Hanna also enjoys an active and varied teaching career. She is currently on the faculty at the University at Buffalo where she is violin professor and chamber music coach. In addition, she serves as coordinator and coach for the chamber music program at the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and chamber music coach at the Kanack School of Music. Previously, Hanna served as teaching assistant to Charles Castleman at the Eastman School of Music, and Academic Assistant to the Miro Quartet at the University of Texas at Austin.
Hanna holds a Bachlor's Degree and Performance Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, a Master's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and has recently earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a minor in Performance Psychology from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester.