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Hannah Gruis, Conservatory Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

Hannah Gruis, Conservatory Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

Hannah started playing the cello at the age of 3 and has studied with Carol Tarr for all 11 years of her musical journey. As an 8th grader at Beth Eden Baptist School, she plays on the volleyball and basketball teams, participates in the string ensembles, and sings in the school choir. Hannah is in her second year of playing with the Conservatory Orchestra, which was preceded by two years in String Ensemble.  While in SE, she received Honorable Mention in the concerto competition. She is a graduate of Denver Talent Education and has also passed seven levels of the American String Teachers Association’s rigorous Certificate Program. In addition to cello, she has studied piano with Joan Twedell for 8 years. As a pianist she has participated in Foothill Music Teacher Association’s Achievement Day, Sonatina Festival, and accompanied her school choir. One of her favorite weeks of the summer is spent at Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute where she has studied with Blake Brasch and participated in the chamber music program. When Hannah isn’t practicing cello or piano, you can find her strumming her ukulele, reading a book, writing stories, hanging with cousins, listening to Johnny Cash and the Piano Guys, or watching a detective show.

Hannah will be performing on the "American Landscape" program on April 30. Learn more

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