Hannah Barnes - Fiddle
Hannah has been a musician and performer for as long as she can remember. She began violin lessons at the age of eight, when she begged her mother to be enrolled in Suzuki method group classes taught by Sue Mogan at Hackberry Hill Elementary. Hannah enrolled in private lessons shortly thereafter with Carole Smith in West Denver. During her time as Carole’s student, she auditioned and was accepted into the Denver School of the Arts as an orchestra major in 2002. She was also accepted into the Denver Young Artists Orchestra in 2003 at the age of twelve, under the tutelage of Adam Flatt. Encouraged to pursue advanced technical training, she was accepted as a private student of Eugenia Alikhanova (of the renowned Moscow String Quartet) in 2003. She soon began to dedicate the majority of her free time to music, and began teaching private students of her own in 2007 at the age of sixteen. In 2009, Hannah was accepted into the studio of Ron Francois as a Violin Performance major at Colorado State University. During her time at CSU, she was mentored by maestro Wes Kenney and served as concertmaster of the CSU Symphony from 2010-2013. Hannah had the privilege to perform solo works such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto with the orchestra. She currently performs with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.