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. Chou is currently a Master’s student at UCLA, pursuing a degree in Violin Performance 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, Chou 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 joins the VEM Quartet, UCLA’s graduate string quartet in residence, for the 2019-2021 season.