Ever interested in cross-culture collaborations, flutist HANNAH WEISS balances performing, teaching, and researching in the vibrant Miami area. She performs regularly with South Florida’s premiere genre-bending orchestra, the Nu Deco Ensemble. Last year she was featured with the Frost Wind Ensemble at the CBDNA conference in Kansas City. In 2016, she was selected to perform with the Frost Flute Ensemble at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. In 2015, she toured South America with Ann Arbor-based contemporary group Khemia Ensemble, presenting classes on extended techniques and premiering five commissions. Weiss has performed with the Ann Arbor, Dubuque, Ottumwa, and Quad Cities Orchestras, and is featured as piccoloist on conductor Kenneth Kiesler’s GRAMMY-nominated album, “Milhaud: L’Oresteia d’Eschyle.”
In addition to studying and performing, Ms. Weiss is deeply committed to teaching. Her private studio consists of students ranging in ages from 9 to 67, and welcomes people on all career paths, from any religious or cultural background, and with any amount of musical experience. Her most fulfilling teaching experiences include a residency at the Conservatorio de Música de Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, a lecture recital appearance at Ann Arbor’s Washtenaw Community College, a guest mentorship with the Detroit Civic Orchestra in 2013, and a guest mentorship at the 2012 National Home School Music Festival in Tecumseh, Michigan.
Born in the Midwest, she has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa and a Master of Music and Specialist in Music Performance from the University of Michigan. She is a second year doctoral student, Henry Mancini Fellow, and teaching assistant at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where she studies with former Metropolitan Opera principal, Trudy Kane. Previous teachers include Amy Porter, Nicole Esposito, and former Bergen Philharmonic principal, Gro Sandvik.