Hannah has been rockin' the violin since the age of 10 & started singing a few years later. Classically trained, growing up in choir and loving the Beatles, Lord of the Dance, and Vivaldi as a kid, there's not a musical style she doesn't consume or want to learn more about. At Columbia College Chicago she earned her Bachelor's in Music Composition in 2012, also received an extensive violin performance education while being able to dip her fingers in many new musical worlds such as bluegrass, jazz, metal, and more.
Hannah served as the concertmaster of The Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in 2010 having been involved with this group and The Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra for many years prior. She also embraced her inner cowgirl as the fiddler and lead-female singer for the Midwest's favorite country cover band Suburban Cowboys for 5 years, and through this opportunity, became the fiddler and backup vocalist for "Made in America" a Toby Keith tribute band. She played violin for Trippin Billies, (the nation's most renowned Dave Matthews tribute band), and regularly picks up gigs with bands like Jennifer Fletcher & the Reckoning, Rockstar Rodeo, Hey Cowboy, Leonum and the Greenleaf Band. Through all of this stage-performing, she's been fortunate to play on some of Chicago's most iconic stages including the House of Blues, Chicago Theatre, The Metro, Lincoln Hall/Schuba's, The Vogue (IN) & has been distinctly honored to open for other fantastic bands including Sixteen Candles, Sister Hazel, Phil Vasser, and perform alongside artists like Jim Peterik (Survivor), Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) and Keith Anderson. She now rocks with Chicago-based up-and-coming Rock/Americana group American Pie. Besides gigging her weekends away, she is the co-founder of a collective of musicians dubbed Chicago Street Strings, a local & versatile wedding and special events performance group of top-notch professional freelance musicians.
Whether on stage or in the studio, Hannah is known for her enthusiastic performances, dedication, exemplary ear, versatile improvisations, proficient sight-reading, innate flexibility, an extensive repertoire of country and rock tunes, and a tendency to have fun with everything that she does. She continually enjoys and pursues singing, fiddling, and performing at her highest capacity.
When she's not busy shredding and belting it out into the late evening hours, Hannah can be found working in her home studio, learning new music, diligently writing or collaborating on projects with other creatives. Most recently Hannah has taken up streaming on Twitch under the alias Phunk Phiddler. Be sure to catch a stream soon! Want to collaborate with Hannah? Click here!
(Mark Wood Viper)
Vitamin String Quartet
Best Chicago Country
Bar 1's Big Break
ABC's Windy City LIVE