Oriana Hawley

Oriana Hawley, viola (New York, NY), attends New York City’s Special Music School High School, where she is the principal viola of the orchestra. Through SMSHS, Oriana performed at the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, and at the Metropolitan Museum honoring the Guarneri Quartet. Oriana studies viola with Melissa Reardon and previously studied violin in Nebraska, where she served as concertmaster for two years of the Omaha Area Youth Philharmonic. Oriana is currently a member of Face the Music, a program dedicated to performing the music of living composers. With this group she has performed at National Sawdust and Roulette in Brooklyn, premiering many new works. She is the violist of the Lucerna Quartet in New York City, with whom she has performed at the National Opera Center. In 2020, Oriana will be performing the New York premiere of “Insomnia Etude #2: 4 a.m.” and other selected works by Lisa Bielawa at The Stone. Oriana has played in masterclasses for the JACK Quartet, Amy Schwartz-Moretti, Jonah Sirota, and Gilbert Kalish. She is also a vocalist and improviser.