Hornist Hanan Rahman a Winner in National Competition

Second year master's student Hanan Rahman has won third place in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition. Representing the East Central division of MTNA, Ms. Rahman was one of seven finalists in the brass section of the Young Artist Performance Division

Ms. Rahman's repertoire included the Glière Concerto in B-flat Major, Op.91 as well as music of Mozart and Eugène Bozza.

Ms. Rahman was a semifinalist for the American Prize in instrumental performance and a semifinalist for the Naftzger Young Artist Awards, and was a finalist in concerto competitions both at University of Illinois and Boston University. 

Ms. Rahman holds the position of Third Horn with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with Sinfonia da Camera, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Modern Ensemble, and the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra. During the summers, Ms. Rahman has studied at various summer festivals, including Festival Napa Valley, Mostly Modern Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, National Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, Orford Music Academy, and Bay View Music Festival. 

She previously earned a Bachelor of Music at Boston University, studying with Eric Ruske. She has performed in masterclasses with renowned pedagogues such as Erik Ralske, William Purvis, and Jeff Nelsen. She is a student of Bernhard Scully. 

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