Hannah Collins, Cello

Hannah Collins is visiting assistant professor of cello at the University of Kansas. She is a dynamic performer and collaborator devoted to diverse forms of musical expression.

Winner of De Linkprijs for contemporary interpretation, Hannah takes an active role in expanding the repertoire for cello and has commissioned and premiered solo works by composers such as Caroline Shaw, Patrick van Deurzen, and Timo Andres. With support from the Presser Foundation, Hannah spent 2009-2011 in France and The Netherlands researching and performing contemporary European cello repertoire.  She continues to catalyze and champion the works of compelling young composers with New Morse Code, her duo with percussionist Michael Compitello.

Hannah earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering summa cum laude from Yale College and also holds graduate degrees in cello performance from the Yale School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.  Her principal mentors have included Stefan Reuss, Ole Akahoshi, Aldo Parisot, Michel Strauss, Robert Mealy and Marcy Rosen.

Performing with Bach Aria Soloists in:
Bach & Love, Saturday, November 4, 2017
Opus 22: An Organ Celebration, February 10, 2018