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Hannah Lash

Hailed by The New York Times as “striking and resourceful…handsomely brooding,” Hannah Lash’s music has been performed worldwide with commissions from The Fromm Foundation, The Naumburg Foundation, The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Orchestra of the Swan, Talujon Percussion, and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, among many others. Lash has received numerous honors and prizes, including a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Naumburg Prize, the Barnard Rogers Prize, and the Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize in Composition. Recent world premieres include Music for Nine, Ringing for harps, keyboards, and percussion, performed at the Music Academy of the West (2018), and Concerto No. 1 “In Pursuit of Flying” for piano and orchestra, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (2018). Other world premieres include Beowolf, a chamber opera in two acts commissioned by Guerilla Opera (2016), Music for Eight Lungs, commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University for Loadbang (2016), Chaconnes, for string orchestra, commissioned by Interlochen Center for the Arts (2016), and Give Me Your Songs, for solo piano, commissioned and performed by Nadia Shpachenko (2016). Lash obtained her Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University in 2010 and currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.