To celebrate Women’s History Month, we will highlight the female composers who will have their works performed at our spring concert on May 28 at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. For our first post, we are highlighting Hannah Ishizaki. Hannah is a former TRYPO member and Pittsburgh native who now lives and works in New York City.
She is currently in residence as a Toulmin Creator through National Sawdust and The Center for Ballet and the Arts. Hannah made history as the youngest woman ever to have a world premiere performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Her works have been performed worldwide, including in Spain, France, New York, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
When she is not composing, Hannah organizes and creates multidisciplinary arts performances. She recently organized the Amplified Currents Festival of the Arts Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 editions. Hannah is currently in the studios of Andrew Norman for composition and Areta Zhulla and Ronald Copes for violin at the Juilliard School, where she is the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.
We will be highlighting awesome women in music all month long, so stay tuned!