Violinist Hannah Frey is an active chamber and orchestral musician. She is currently concertmaster of the Winter Opera St Louis Orchestra and is a member of the Perseid Quartet. She also plays regularly with the orchestra for Bach at the Sem and the Metropolitan Orchestra of St Louis. She has performed with many other groups in the area including the St Louis Symphony, the MUNY Orchestra, and Chamber Project St Louis. Before moving to St Louis she was a member of several different orchestras, including the Charlotte Symphony and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Hannah has also held the positions of concertmaster of the Mansfield Symphony and assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.
Hannah is a dedicated educator with a large private studio. She is also on the violin faculty at Washington University of St Louis. She believes that anyone can learn to play the violin and is insistent on sharing her love of music with others. She is trained in the Suzuki method, has attended Indiana University's Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers with Mimi Zweig, and teaches students of all ages and levels out of her home in St Louis. Hannah previously taught a variety of schools including the St Louis School of Music, Fairmount School of Music , St Margaret of Scotland School and Good Shepherd Lutheran School.
Hannah is a native of Clinton, South Carolina. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Linda Cerone and William Preucil. In her free time Hannah can be found curled up with a good book, playing with her dog, or running in a nearby park.
Hannah is not just a serious classical violinist. In 2015 she played the role of “The Fiddler” in OnSite Theatre Company’s production of “The Runaway Cupcake” and with Third Millenium World’s Fair at Artica 2015. Additionally she has performed with a variety of popular artists over the years, including Harry Connick, Jr., Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and she was played electric violin as part of “The Prophecy Show”, a Trans-Siberian Tribute Band.
In addition to her musical skills, Hannah is also a writer. She won an essay contest sponsored by Thomastik Strings. Her winning essay on “Tone” was published in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Summer 2009 Minijournal. She also writes a blog about life, cats, running, and more.