Hannah Kennedy, Baroque Violin

Violinist Hannah Kennedy is a committed collaborator and recitalist known for creative and thoughtful performances. Hannah enjoys creating programs with works from differing eras, styles, and composers, and loves exploring how music has and has not changed over time. Currently, she performs with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and served as a member of the Altius Quartet for the 2020-2021 season. She also freelances in the area and teaches privately for Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and Songs with Sarah.

She is an assistant faculty at Stringwood Chamber Music festival in Lanesboro, MN, and directs a beginning chamber music camp in the summers. Hannah participated as a virtual performer fellow in the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Music Academy, and has performed with COmpass Resonance Ensemble, ProMusica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and the Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras. She was awarded first prize in the 2020 Bruce Ekstrand Competition and presented J.S. Bach’s Chaccone as an Ekstrand semi-finalist in 2019. Hannah obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she attended as an Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet Fellow.

She received a Master’s degree at CU Boulder, studying with Harumi Rhodes and Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet. She continued her studies with Ms. Rhodes and Mr. Dusinberre, completing an Artist Diploma in solo violin and serving as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Robert Hill. Hannah lives in Chaska, MN with her husband, Nick, and their dog, Lacy.