bio

Hannah Christiansen is a violinist and arts administrator based out of Chicago, IL. She holds degrees from Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, and Northwestern University, where she studied with Milan Vitek and Gerardo Ribeiro, respectively.

As a chamber musician, Hannah has been a Sponsored Artist of High Concept Labs as a member of the Zafa Collective, a fellow at the Manchester Music Festival, and has won the Bienen School of Music Honors Competition. As a soloist, she has been featured with the South Loop Symphony and with Northwestern University’s Baroque Music Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble in recent seasons. As an orchestral player, she is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the West Michigan Symphony, and regularly appears with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Hannah co-founded the Zafa Collective in 2016; with Zafa she is dedicated to increasing the representation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color on contemporary concert programs. She serves as the primary administrator for the Collective and can often be found researching new pieces and venues across the Chicago area.

In her personal life, Hannah is a sports enthusiast who occasionally plays field hockey and regularly writes for Inside Lacrosse.