About Hannah Weaver
An avid solo and chamber performer, Hannah Weaver has special interests in contemporary literature and the solo literature of J. S. Bach. Recent soloist performances include appearing as the glockenspiel soloist for “Des canyons aux etoiles” with the Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra and percussion soloist for Peter Meechan’s “Machines” concerto with the UNO wind ensemble.
A member of the Heartland Marimba Quartet 2021-2023, she performed recitals with them at the 7th World Marimba Competition Stuttgart Germany and PASIC 2021 and 2022. She premiered Kevin Romanski’s “Marimba Quartet Concerto” with the group in February of 2023, and performed other concerti with the Dubuque Symphony and Minot Symphony.
Summers of 2016-2018, Weaver was percussion fellow with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and summer 2019 she attended the Lake George Music Festival as one of two percussion fellows. She has also held fellowships with the Texas Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra.
A passionate teacher committed to cultivating her students’ individual musicianship, Weaver holds the position of Assistant Professor of Percussion at University of Nebraska-Omaha. Previously she taught at Virginia Tech during the 2018 spring semester.
In November of 2018, Weaver competed in the TROMP International Percussion Competition in Amsterdam and advanced to the semifinals. She also placed in the semifinals of the 2009 Paris International Marimba Competition and won the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Orchestra Mock Audition. In 2015 she was a featured concerto performer with the National Repertory Orchestra, where she performed Russell Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur.”
Weaver regularly plays with the Omaha Symphony and previously held positions as Principal Timpanist for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Second Percussionist for the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.
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Photo Credit: CHADWICK CASE