Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has been delighting music lovers around the world for over a decade. Specializing in chamber music and solo repertoire, Hannah is passionately committed to performing music by living composers. Along with her exquisite cello playing, Hannah’s warmth and engaging presentation style enable listeners to forge a deeper connection with music.
In 2015, Hannah created Scordatura, an innovative project combining Zoltán Kodály’s monumental Sonata for Solo Cello with a series of newly commissioned works, all of which share a unique altered tuning of the cello. Hannah performed the program in 25 cities around the US and Canada and recorded Scordatura in early 2016. Her previous album, Lady in the East, features music for solo cello by the Canadian composer Stephen Brown and was reviewed by Gramophone Magazine in 2014.
An avid and versatile chamber musician, Hannah also performs regularly with other San Francisco ensembles including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. From 2006-2010 Hannah was cellist with the Del Sol String Quartet, during which time the quartet performed more than 50 world premieres and recorded two highly acclaimed albums.
Hannah’s love of chamber music began early and acquired momentum when she was invited to join McGill University’s prestigious Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet, with whom she performed in France and Italy. For her graduate work, she chose San Francisco Conservatory’s Masters in Chamber Music.
Hannah lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco, where she enjoys cooking, hiking, and teaching cello. Hannah joined SFCMP in 2017. www.addarioberry.com