Hannah Sohn

Hannah Sohn has been playing the cello since the age of 7. Now in her graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music, she studies under the tutelage of Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott. Her previous mentors include cellists Yehuda Hanani at the Mannes School of Music, Monique Heidema at the Sweelinck Academie of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and Dr. David Bebe of the College of Saint Rose. She has received coaching by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and participated in master classes conducted by cellists including Johannes Moser, Steven Isserlis, Colin Carr, and Carter Brey.

Hannah was active in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as principal cellist and made her solo debut with the Orchestra of Northern New York in 2017. In the Netherlands, Hannah also received numerous awards in competitions, including first prize of the 2019 Britten Concours, giving her the opportunity to perform solo with the Britten Jeugd Strijkorkest. She has served as principal cellist in the Mannes Orchestra and performed regularly with her classmates in chamber ensembles, including the student-led Westside Chamber Players.

With growing interest in new music and working with living composers, Hannah also recently gave the premiere to her classmate, Weiyang Ding’s piece, A Light Dimmed for solo cello.

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