Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett, viola (Hewitt, TX), holds an international and wide-ranging performing career featuring appearances at Carnegie Hall, Harris Concert Hall, the Royal Concertgebouw, Smetana Hall, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing). In November of 2018, she soloed with the Oregon East Symphony, performing Mozart’s duo Sinfonia Concertante. She performs regularly with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the New York Classical Players, and previously served as principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra, performing under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, and John Adams. An avid chamber musician, Hannah has spent summers at Kneisel Hall, Yellow Barn, and the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival. She has been coached by members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and has collaborated with artists such as Natasha Brofsky, Laurie Smukler, Anthony Marwood, Gilbert Kalish, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Donald Weilerstein, and Janine Jansen. She was a founding member of the Unison String Quartet, which took part in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, was the quartet in residence at the Perlman Music Program and The Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival, and was a finalist at the 2021 Bartok World Competition. As a passionate performer of new music, she has premiered chamber works by acclaimed composers Philippe Hersant and Robert Piéchaud and has worked closely with Hilda Paredes and Shulamit Ran. Ms. Burnett completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Roger Tapping and Misha Amory, and was a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2022, 2023)