Praised for her “passion and precision,” Dr. Hannah Leland is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral violinist and teacher. As half of the violin-piano duo, Duo Odéon, Hannah travels the US to perform, present, and research the music of American composers of the twentieth century and today. Duo Odéon’s debut album, Specter, noted as “an auspicious debut CD” was released in June 2018 on the label Sono Luminus. The album garnered critical acclaim for bringing “Antheil’s genius to life again in an utterly memorable performance of his works.” She currently teaches at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and Chemeketa Community College in Salem, in addition to maintain a large studio of private students in the Portland area. She is a tenured member of Portland Opera and regularly performs as a substitute with the Oregon Symphony.
Hannah received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In Arizona she held tenured positions with both the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Opera. Hannah completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, where she studied under Dr. Lina Bahn and Mr. Andrés Cárdenes. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Willamette University in 2010 after spending a year abroad studying violin at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Photography by Keitaro Harada.