Hannah Rose Nicholas is a violist, vocalist, curator, and writer. She has been a soloist and featured artist with the O, Miami Poetry Festival, SoFar Sounds Miami, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and the Barnes Ensemble, a contemporary music ensemble in residence at the Barnes Museum, Philadelphia. She is a founding member of the indie-rock trio The alt Default, winner of the Knight Arts Challenge South Florida.
Hannah’s recent performances have included new works by composers Sahba Aminikia, Jessica Meyer, Eric Wubbels, and Ljova, as well as collaborations with visual artist Kevork Mourad and poet Mario Ariza. Her own compositions, influenced by Sephardic and folk music, have been performed in Houston for the Art of Cultural Intersection in Music series (2016). Currently the Principal Viola of the Central City Opera Orchestra in Colorado, Hannah was a member of the New World Symphony from 2014-17 under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, performing as principal viola on highlighted concerts including Strauss' Don Quixote and on tour to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Hannah earned a Masters in Music from New England Conservatory, studying under Kim Kashkashian, an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory, studying under Paul Hersh, and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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