Biography: Hannah Moses

Twenty year-old cellist Hannah Moses is in her senior year at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Dr. Melissa Kraut. She is a graduate of CIM’s Young Artist Program, where she studied with Richard Weiss. Hannah is the recipient of multiple awards, including the CIM Alumni Achievement Award, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award through “From the Top”, the National Federation of Music Clubs Mary Alice Cox award, and the Cleveland Orchestra Women’s Committee Alice B. Weeks Scholarship. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with the CIM Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, and has performed in masterclasses for cellists such as Zuill Bailey, Andres Diaz, Lynn Harrell, Desmond Hoebig, Hans Jorgen-Jensen, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mark Kosower, Joel Krosnick, David Requiro, and Alisa Weilerstein. Hannah has also been the winner of the Elementary, Junior, Senior, and Collegiate devisions of the Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship Competition, and this past February was the winner of the Tennessee Cello Workshop Competition, which included the prize of a Joshua Henry bow commissioned for the competition. An avid chamber musician, Hannah studies in the Intensive Quartet Seminar program at CIM as cellist in the Commodore Quartet, CIM’s Apprentice Quartet. The quartet was honored to receive a fellowship to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festivals, where they worked with members of the Brentano, Emerson, and Tokyo string quartets. The quartet has competed as semifinalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and has performed around the greater Cleveland area as part of Cleveland ChamberFest, the Cleveland Chamber Music Society, and Classical Revolution. Previously, Hannah has spent her summers studying at the Indiana University Summer String Academy, Heifetz International Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, Ottawa National Arts Centre Young Artist Program, Morningside Music Bridge, and the Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency for Pre-formed Ensembles. Hannah spent this past summer as one of eight cellists studying at the Sikta Cello Seminar with Zuill Bailey.

Hannah Moses