HannaH Walter, born in Kleve in 1989, studied violin in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Paris with Ida Bieler, Stephan Picard, Saschko Gawriloff, Michael Vogler and Suzanne Gessner (among others). In 2014 she completed her artistic and pedagogical degree at the Music Academy Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In 2016 HannaH received the „Master of Arts for Specialized Performance of Contemporary Music“ at the Basel Music Academy with distinction. She regularly receives important inspiration from her work with contemporary composers such as Heinz Holliger, Christian Kesten, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino and Mathias Spahlinger.
She envisions her professional future between disciplines and combines her musical formation with an artistic and performative practice as well as artistic research in the „Master of Arts in Transdisciplinarity“ at the Zurich Academy of the Arts.
HannaH holds scholarships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Stendaler Jütting-Stiftung, Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung, and received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2015-2016.
HannaH has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. Her interpretations of contemporary compositions were recognized by the Union of German Zonta Clubs, the Hanns Eisler Performance Prize and the Carl Flesch Academy.
As a scholarship holder of Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music Now” programme, she regularly performs concerts in social institutions for people whose circumstances do not allow them to attend performances. Here she gathers music education competence. Her freelance concert activities allow her to experiment with new forms of presenting music. HannaH is a member of Neuverband (Basel), Ensemble Vidya (Geneva), zone expérimentale (Basel) and Opera Lab Berlin. She regularly works with other ensembles in Berlin and Switzerland, including Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Zafraan Ensemble and Mondrian Ensemble.
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