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 enjoys collaborating closely with composers and participating in the creation of new music, Hanna’s recent activities have included performances with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Lucerne Festival Academy, Eastman BroadBand, and Slee Sinfonietta. She has been a member of resident chamber ensembles at international festivals including the SoundSCAPE Festival and Festival Spaziomusica in Italy, as well as the Cervantino Festival and Festival Internacional Chihuahua in Mexico. This past season, Hanna premiered works in the United States, Italy, Spain, and 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 adjunct violin instructor. 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 a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a minor in Performance Psychology from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester.