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Hannah Chou (she/her/hers)

Doctoral Student in Violin Performance
Doctoral student Hannah Chou

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M.M., Music Performance, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021
B.M., Music Performance, Music Cognition, Northwestern University, 2019

American violinist Hannah Chou has forged a career path as a passionate soloist, collaborator, and educator. A graduate of Northwestern University, she received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Music Cognition and went on to receive her Master of Music in Violin Performance at UCLA on a full scholarship. Chou is currently a doctoral student and serves as a teaching assistant at the University of Washington where she most recently won the UW 2022 Concerto Competition. Notable mentors include Ronald Patterson, Varty Manouelian, Yuan-Qing Yu, Mikhail Kopelman, and John Chisholm.

In her orchestral career, Chou has served principal positions and performed in various ensembles such as the Sarasota Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and New World Symphony. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Chou joined the VEM Quartet, UCLA’s graduate string quartet in residence, for the 2019-2021 season and was featured in a series of mini documentaries. Along with performing, she shares a passion for teaching and enjoys teaching students of all ages.