Hannah Ishizaki

Hannah Ishizaki, composition (Pittsburgh, PA) is the youngest female composer ever to have a world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) with her composition “City of Bridges”. Hannah was an inaugural recipient of the Blueprint Fellowship with National Sawdust and the Toulmin Foundation, culminating in a performance of her piece for solo dancer at National Sawdust. Hannah has been named an Emerging Composer in the Tribeca New Music’s Young Composer Competition Division II four times. Her compositions have been performed in Spain, France, New York, Pittsburgh, and Eugene, among other locations. Hannah is currently in the studios of Dr. Robert Beaser for composition, and Areta Zhulla and Ronald Copes for violin at the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included David Ludwig and Chris Massa for composition, and Hong Guang Jia of the PSO for violin. In addition to Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program, she has participated in the European American Musical Alliance, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Curtis Summerfest. Later this summer, Hannah will attend a residency at the Leighton Artist Studios at Banff and Fontainebleau. Previous Young Artists Program participant (2018, 2019)