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About the Artist:
Hana Mundiya made her concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 13 at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center as a part of the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts. A prizewinner in the 25th International Brahms Competition (2018) in Pörtschach, Austria, 9th Leopold Mozart Competition (2016) in Augsburg, Germany, second place winner in the 2016 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, and Concerto Competition winner at Princeton University (2018 and 2020), she has also performed at Merkin Concert Hall as a winner of the New York International Artists Competition, and chamber music in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Hana is the Artist-in-Residence for the New York Piano Society, with which she has played in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. The Allgemeine Zeitung described her performance at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden as a soloist with the Mainzer Kammerorchester as “convincing and technically impeccable”. Hana made her solo orchestral debut when she was 11 years old with the Minsk Festival Orchestra, playing the Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo.
She is currently a senior at Princeton University with a Concentration in Comparative Literature, specializing in French and Japanese literature, and pursuing a Certificate in Violin Performance, and spent her first year at the college division of The Juilliard School. Her teachers include Naoko Tanaka, with whom she has been studying since attending Juilliard Pre-College, Donald Weilerstein, and Eric Wyrick at Princeton. She recently spent one term at the Royal College of Music in London, where she worked with Detlef Hahn and studied baroque violin with Bojan Cicic. She has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music on their U.S. tour at Walt Disney Concert Hall and for the San Francisco Early Music Society, and with the English Concert in performance, playing the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach and various chamber works as a principal member of Early Music Princeton. As part of her baroque studies, she examined the links between ornamentation in the music of Couperin and literary and social trends in seventeenth and eighteenth century France. She has also worked with several distinguished artists and pedagogues such as Joel Smirnoff, Ani Kavafian, Mihaela Martin, Elizabeth Wallfisch, and Rachel Barton-Pine. Her chamber music coaches include Samuel Rhodes of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, Laurie Smukler and Masao Kawasaki. She has held principal positions in the Aspen Chamber Symphony and the Aspen Festival Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival, Early Music Princeton, and was a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, performing under Nicholas McGegan, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pablo Heras-Casado, and Alan Gilbert.
At Princeton, she was the co-president of Opus 21 (opustwentyone.com) for two years, the university's premier chamber music ensemble. As president, she started a relationship between Opus 21 and Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand through the Music on Park Avenue chamber music series, in which Opus now regularly plays. She has also taken part in the Orchestra of St. Luke's Young Artists Program with members of Opus 21. She has been a featured artist by MusicalAmerica. Hana has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School on the full Orchestral String Fellowship, Masterclasses for Strings and Winds at the Banff Centre in Canada, the Sarasota Music Festival, and Fêtes Musicales en Savoie in France.
In addition to performing in formal concerts, she plays for outreach programs and charity organizations. She is a member of the United Nations Chamber Music Society, with whom she has played at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, the Bohemian National Hall at the Czech Center, and Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for several causes. She also played in a quartet at the United Nations Ambassador's Ball with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, who received the 2016 Humanitarian Award in the presence of Ban-Ki Moon, and with ThePianoGuys at Perelman Hall at Carnegie Hall. She performed with the Jeunes Virtouses de New York, a New York based non-profit string chamber orchestra, and toured regularly with the group in different regions of France and in New York. She has played in outreach concerts for senior citizens and students of all ages.
She started playing the violin at the age of three at the School for Strings. She is a graduate of the United Nations International School in New York City, where she gave performances for Ban Ki-Moon, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, and various heads of state.