Hannah Chou

Hannah Chou began her violin studies at the age of five in Fremont, California. Her primary teachers include Yuan-Qing Yu, Mikhail Kopelman, and John Chisholm. In 2021, Hannah received a Master of Music in Violin Performance at UCLA with Varty Manouelian on a full scholarship. Previously, she received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Music Cognition from Northwestern University.

In her orchestral career, Hannah has served principal positions in various ensembles and is currently the assistant concertmaster of the American Youth Symphony. She has also performed in the Sarasota Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and New World Symphony. Along with performing, she shares a passion for teaching and enjoys teaching students of all ages. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Chou joined the VEM Quartet, UCLA’s graduate string quartet in residence, for the 2019-2021 season. In 2021, the UCLA Armenian Music Program released a series of mini-documentaries, one of which featured solely Hannah and her personal experience with Armenian Music.

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