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Hannah Lash

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Hannah Lash
Associate Professor of Composition Yale School of Music
Graduating Class: ’12AD
At YSM Since: 2012
Award(s): Charles Ives Fellowship (2017), American League of Orchestras Toulmin Prize/Earshot Commission (2016), Minnesota Composers Institute (2012), Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2011), ASCAP-Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2011), Underwood New Music Readings (2010), Naumburg Prize (2010), Yaddo Artist Colony Fellowship, Bernard Rogers Prize, Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize

Hannah Lash

Prize-winning composer Hannah Lash has emerged as a leading voice of her generation whose works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles throughout the United States and United Kingdom. She is also an active harpist who has been a featured performing artist at acclaimed festivals and continues to give concerts internationally. Lash has performed her own two harp concerti at Carnegie Hall, the Colorado Music Festival, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

At the Yale School of Music, Lash teaches a studio of graduate-level composition students in addition to Musicianship and Analysis electives including “Analysis from a Schenkerian Perspective” and “Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint,” among others. Her pieces have been featured on Yale’s Faculty Artist Series and New Music New Haven concert series, and during the summers she is a faculty member at the New Music Workshop at the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Hannah Lash earned a bachelor of music degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, her Ph.D. from Harvard University, a performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an artist diploma from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers include Martin Bresnick, Bernard Rands, Julian Anderson, and Robert Morris. Her music is published by Schott.

Commissions
Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Schneider Concert Series, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Presteigne Festival, Miller Theatre, Concertgebouw, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Northwest, 
Fromm Foundation, Naumburg Foundation, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Orpheus Duo, MAYA, Great Noise Ensemble, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

Performances
Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Presteigne Festival, Minnesota Chamber Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Chelsea Art Museum, Harvard University, Tanglewood Music Center, Times Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival