Hannah Ishizaki

Hannah Ishizaki is a composer based in New York City. Her music seeks to foster connections between musicians and the audience through the explorations of the physicality of music performance. Hannah finds inspiration in the process of composition, leading her to experiment with a wide range of instruments and sound generating methods—from acoustic instruments to digital sensors to rocks and zippers. Hannah is passionate about collaboration, and has worked with dancers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists, to connect the seemingly unconnected and create innovative and multidisciplinary projects. In 2017, Hannah became the youngest woman to have a world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Her work has been performed internationally by ensembles including Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Moritzburg Festival, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Juilliard Orchestra. She recently completed a residency in the Henriquez Studio at the Banff Center for Arts andCreativity and is currently the 2022 artist-in-residence for the Stiftung für Kunst und Musik,Dresden, Germany. Hannah currently studies composition with Andrew Norman and previously studied with Dr. Robert Beaser at the Juilliard School’s graduate program, where she is the first composer to receive the prestigious Kovner Fellowship.