HANNAH RUTH MACLEAN, VIOLINIST
American violinist Hannah Ruth MacLean is an avid performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music and has given performances across the United States and Canada. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance at Florida State University, where she is a graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Shannon Thomas. As a devoted chamber musician, Ms. MacLean is a founding member of the Cheng-MacLean duo and has performed with esteemed musicians such as Rachel Barton Pine, Philip Chiu, and Marina Thibeault. At Florida State University, she is winner of the 2021 Doctoral Concerto Competition and served as concertmaster for the University Symphony Orchestra for the 2020-2021 season. She is the Principal Second Violinist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and is a section violinist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wheaton College. Her principal teachers have included Violaine Melançon, Felicia Moye, and Paul Zafer.
As a dedicated pedagogue, Ms. MacLean coaches chamber music and teaches undergraduate music students at Florida State University and is a violin sectional coach for the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra. In the summers, Ms. MacLean is artist-faculty for the Tutti Chamber Music Summer Festival Program in Wheaton, Illinois.