Hannah Song United States, 20, Senior

Hannah Song started playing the violin at the age of six. She has won prizes in competitions such as the Mondavi Competition, Occidental College String Competition, Spotlight Music Awards and the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition. She has been featured on NPR's From the Top and performed in the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a prize winner of the Spotlight Music Awards. As a soloist, Hannah has performed with the Bellflower Symphony, New West Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. Hannah has previously studied with Simon James and currently studies with Li Lin and Kenneth Renshaw at the Juilliard School.

“I have been given the opportunity of placing myself on the path where great violinists have passed as young musicians, and the opportunity to participate in the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 is by far the most challenging but exciting time of my life. Connecting with the most talented violinists of my age will be so special to me because they are friendships to last a lifetime as musicians. In the past, I have learned so much through watching the Menuhin Competition and I hope that my music will influence others as well!”