MusiciansHanna Wallace

Hanna Wallace commences her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2024 with Caroline Henbest while completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at Melbourne University. She grew up playing violin, and only switched to viola after forming a quartet with her cousins- the Cousin Quartet. Their quartet was awarded First Prize in the inaugural Musica Viva Strike a Chord in 2020 and they have been performing together ever since. Musica Viva also awarded them the opportunity to be mentored by and perform Shostakovich Octet with the Flinders Quartet, which they performed online due to COVID-19.

Hanna has most experience in chamber music, having played chamber works with her family and close friends since early childhood, but has found a love for orchestral music having attended AYO programs for 3 years, most recently as principal viola working with Sophie Rowell as music director. Her long-term goal is to have a full time Viola position in an Australian Orchestra, but until then she would love to travel the world as much as she can playing chamber music.

Hanna is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Elise Callender, Anne Frankenberg and Adrian McEniery, Joan and Barry Miskin, Dr Christine and Dr Howard Wright.

Photo by Pia Johnson

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