Artist Bio

Hannah Tarley, violin

American violinist Hannah Tarley began playing the violin at the age of two. In 2017, she was awarded Third Prize at the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in Florida. Tarley has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Lynn Orchestra, Kiev Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra. She has performed in some of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls, including Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Royal Festival Hall, and the Library of Congress. At the age of twelve, Tarley was appointed the youngest Concertmaster in the history of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, leading the orchestra on two European tours. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Notes by the Bay Music Festival, an exciting new children’s music program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2015, the festival presents a unique platform for kids to be imaginative, create theatrical concerts that feature poetry readings and ensemble playing, and perform on stage alongside their artistic mentors. Previously a full-scholarship student at the Colburn School studying with Robert Lipsett, Hannah Tarley received her bachelor’s degree, with First Class Honors, from the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Mark Messenger. She is currently working towards a master’s degree at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, and Catherine Cho.