Christopher Hahn

Piano Christopher Hahn has performed as a solo and collaborative artist in North America and throughout Europe.  As a guest of the American Embassy in Sarajevo, Dr. Hahn gave a concert tour of Bosnia-Herzgovenia with performances in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and at the Luciano Pavarotti Center in Mostar.  The recitals were highly anticipated and elicited enthusiastic responses: “convincing and fresh performances [of Beethoven]...” and “a stellar performance...combining technical proficiency with a mature musicality.”  [Vercernje Novosti, Sarajevo]. Recently, he was honored to collaborate with the Metropolitan Opera’s Leona Mitchell in a performance for the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  He has also collaborated with such recognized artists as flutist Christina Jennings, trumpet/piano virtuoso Guy Few, pianist Lydia Brown, and Russian dissident poet, Evgeny Yevtushenko.

He has been invited to present recitals and master classes at Interlochen Arts Academy, Stanford University, Ithaca College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Idaho State University, and the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Christopher will make his New York debut in March 2008 at Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall.

A native of Canada, Christopher pursued his early training through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario and received the Associate Diploma in performance with first-class honors, and has since furthered his study of performing and teaching in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Christopher has earned the highest honor given by Trinity College of Music in London, England by obtaining both the Licentiate and Fellowship Diplomas in performance.  His mentors include Ralph Votapek, Edward Gates, Sonja Behrens, Jamie Parker, Virginia Blaha, and Lucien Hut.  Additional studies include sessions at the Orford Center for Advanced Musical Studies in Québec (Anton Kuerti), the Adamant Music School (Menahem Pressler), the University of Michigan (Louis Nagel), the Royal Conservatory of Music (Andrew Markow), and private study in Verneuil-sur-Avre, France (Jean-Paul Sevilla).  He has coached with Yefim Bronfman, Constance Keene, Angela Cheng, Yong Hi Moon, and Marilyn Horne, and has received extensive chamber music coaching from such artists as the Penderecki String Quartet and the Gryphon Trio.

An active adjudicator and clinician, Christopher is a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music.  He is frequently engaged at regional, national, and international conferences as a featured presenter, such as the MTNA National Conference, the University of Oklahoma Seminar for Piano Teachers, the Summer Pedagogy Workshop at the University of St. Thomas, MN, and the Art of Teaching Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Christopher is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Montana where is also the artistic director of the UM Contemporary Chamber Players. 

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