biography

Hannah Lash has emerged as a leading voice of her generation. A prize-winning composer, she has received the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fromm Foundation Commission, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Naumburg Prize, the Barnard Rogers Prize, the Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize, and numerous academic awards. She has received commissions from The Fromm Foundation, The Naumburg Foundation, The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, The Orpheus Duo, The Howard Hanson Foundation, Case Western Reserve’s University Circle Wind Ensemble, MAYA, Great Noise Ensemble, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Her orchestral music has been singled out by the American Composers Orchestra for the 2010 Underwood New Music Readings with Furthermore, and by the Minnesota Orchestra which selected her work God Music Bug Music for performance in January 2012 as part of the Minnesota Composers Institute. Her chamber opera, Blood Rose, was presented by NYC Opera’s VOX in the spring of 2011.

Lash’s music has also been performed at Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, the Chelsea Art Museum, Harvard University, Tanglewood Music Center, the Times Center, and the Chicago Art Institute. Lash obtained a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of music, her PhD from Harvard University, a performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers include Martin Bresnick, Bernard Rands, Julian Anderson, and Robert Morris. Her music is published by Schott.

Lash serves on the composition faculty at Yale School of Music.