San Francisco-based cellist, producer, and educator Hannah Addario-Berry fell in love with the cello at age nine. Passionate about bringing music to audiences in a wide array of mediums and venues, she is a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, as well as founder and artistic director of two popular Bay Area music series, Cello Bazaar and Locaphonic. She performs regularly with many ensembles, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Trinity Alps Chamber Players, and Magik*Magik Orchestra. From 2006-2010 she was cellist with the renowned Del Sol String Quartet, during which time the quartet performed more that 50 world premieres, played in such venues as the Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Symphony Space in New York, and the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Zoltán Kodály’s monumental Sonata for Solo Cello, one of the most important works in the solo cello repertoire, Hannah has created the Scordatura program that showcases the 1915 Sonata alongside newly commissioned works by the dynamic young composers Lisa Renée Coons, Brent Miller, Eric KM Clark, and Alisa Rose.