Violist Hannah Levinson is an active performer of contemporary and classical music in New York City. She is a founding member of the violin/viola duo andPlay, described by I Care If You Listen as “enthusiastic champions for new music and collaboration.” She is also a member of Talea Ensemble, the Fair Trade Trio, the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera. She has performed with contemporary ensembles including counter)induction, ACME, Cantata Profana, ensemble mise-en, and The Rhythm Method Quartet. Equally passionate about education, Hannah previously taught at Western Connecticut State University for six years. She completed her MM in contemporary performance at the Manhattan School of Music, and graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in both Russian and East European studies and viola performance. Hannah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in performance at NYU Steinhardt studying with Artist Faculty member Karen Ritscher. Her research explores how interactions between composers and political structures affect the creation of new music. She previously studied with Martha Strongin Katz and Nadia Sirota.