Congratulations to 21 year-old Hannah Linz, who has won the Jacobs School of Music’s Bartók First Violin Concerto Competition. A student of professors Ik-Hwan Bae and Jorja Fleezanis, Linz will perform the concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra, March 6 at 8pm in the Musical Arts Center, David Effron conducting. Violinist Ji Yeon Min, a student of Mark Kaplan, was the runner-up in the competition.
Hannah Linz hails from Okemos, Michigan, where she began her violin studies at age three. She has participated in many competitions, the most recent of which include the 2011 Marquette Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition for Strings, first place; and the 2009 ASTA Michigan Competition, second place. As a soloist, Linz has performed with the Marquette Symphony, Lagrange Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Ypsilanti Symphony. She has participated in a number of summer festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Round Top Festival, the Quartet Program, Summit Music Festival and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In addition to studying with professors Ik-hwan Bae and Jorja Fleezanis, she has studied with Kevork Mardirossian, Aaron Rosand, and Charles Castleman. Between 2002 and 2009, she studied with Sunny Cirlin.