Hanna Song, Piano
Hanna Song, a pianist and educator, is a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at Boston University. She holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Boston Conservatory and has also studied at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, SongFest in Los Angeles, and EAMA Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Song has concertized at halls and schools in the United States, France, Austria, and South Korea including Carnegie Hall, the Colburn School, La Schola Cantorum, Haus der Kunst, Tsai Performance Center, and more. With the recognition of her distinguished performance, she has been a recipient of many prizes and scholarships including First Prize at the Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, First Prize at Duxbury Music Festival Soloists’ and Chamber Competitions, BLMA Concert Performance Grant, CFA Music Merit Scholarship, and European American Musical Alliance Fellowship. She has firsthand learning experiences with renowned vocal coaches and professors such as Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Roger Vignoles, Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, Wolfram Rieger, and Andreas Schmidt.
Her knowledge in music history and theory, covering topics from medieval to contemporary music, jazz, gospel, and music theater repertoire enable her to help her students to understand, interpret, and develop their way of presenting their music. Ms. Song believes music has the ability to enrich one's lifeby providing pleasure and enjoyment. She says music education is essential as it influences both the character and the life of people. It is her pleasure to share her music and knowledge.
Ms. Song was a faculty member at the Westport School of Music. She 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 Methodist Church in Seoul.