Hanna Song

Artist Affiliate: Collaborative Piano

Office: BRB 215

Email: hanna.song@emory.edu

Biography

Pianist Hanna Song enjoys a varied musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal coach and educator. Ms. Song has appeared in prestigious concert halls and schools across the world, including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York City; the Colburn School in Los Angeles; La Schola Cantorum in Paris, France; the Haus der Kunst in Baden bei Wien, Austria; the Tsai Performance Center in Boston; and the Youngsan Grace Hall, Mozart Hall, and Ewon Arts Center in Seoul, Korea.

Ms. Song is the recipient of many prizes, fellowships and scholarships including First Prize at Duxbury Music Festival Soloists’ and Chamber Competitions, First Prize at the Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, the Brookline Library Music Association Concert Performance Grant, the Franz Schubert Institute Merit Scholarship and the European American Musical Alliance Fellowship. She has worked firsthand with renowned vocal coaches, performers, and composers including Margo Garrett, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Robert Holl, Helmut Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, Elly Ameling, Martin Katz, Andreas Schmidt, Peter Zazofsky, Michael Reynolds, Libby Larsen, John Harbison, Philip Lasser, Narcis Bonet and Roy Howat.

She is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano candidate at Boston University as a recipient of the BU College of Fine Arts Music Merit Scholarship and Fellowship and holds a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Song has also studied the Franz Schubert Institute, SongFest, and European American Music Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute and her musical mentors include the pianists Shiela Kibbe, Jung-Ja Kim, Heejin Kim, Melinda Lee Masur, Javier Arrebola, and Jonathan Bass.

Ms. Song joined the faculty of the Emory University Department of Music in 2019 and teaches at the Georgia Academy of Music. She was a piano instructor at the Westport School of Music and also served as a pianist, keyboardist, organist, and conductor at Boston University, BU Choral Society, First Korean Church in Cambridge, New Haven Korean Church, and Children’s Choir of Hanseo Methodist Church in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Song enjoys delving into music history, literature, poetry, and music theory, covering topics from medieval to contemporary music and is an experienced performer on the harpsichord and organ and feels comfortable in the genres of jazz piano, gospel music and musical theater.