Department of Music


Hanne-Berit Hahnemann
Applied Faculty, Violin

Music & Communication Building, Room 417
216. 687-3913

Hanne-Berit Hahnemann, a native of Denmark, is one of Northeast Ohio’s leading violinists. She is the concertmaster of Red {an Orchestra}, the Cleveland Ballet, the former concertmaster of CityMusic Cleveland, among others. Before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, she performed with such prominent groups as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, Solisti New York, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Radio Orchestra of Vienna.

Ms. Hahnemann has concertized extensively throughout Europe, having appeared in most major European cities, including; London, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris Madrid and Barcelona. She has been seen on major television networks such as; NBC, ABC, BBC (England), ORF (Vienna), TV1 and TV2 (Denmark).

In her career, Ms. Hahnemann has worked with such leading artists as: Kathleen Battle, Andre Previn, Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, among others.

Ms. Hahnemann has performed on numerous recordings in both the U.S. and Europe on the following labels: Decca, Deutsche Grammophone, RCA, Sony and ESS.A.Y.

Ms. Hahnemann’s 1989 debut recital in Carnegie Recital hall received critical acclaim in the New York Times, as did her 1993 recital in Merkin Concert Hall. She has given several solo performances for the Queen of Denmark, both in her native country and during the Queen’s visit to the U.S.

In 1985, Ms. Hahnemann was the first prize winner of the International “ Palma d’Oro” competition in Italy. In the same year, she received the “countess Ahlefeldt-Bille Prize”, and upon recommendation of Mstislav Rostropovich, she received the “Jacob Gade Award” on national television in Denmark.

Ms. Hahnemann holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. On the recommendation of Isaac Stern, she attended Eastman School of Music where she received a Master of Music degree.

She also studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and at the Hochschule fur Darstellende Kunst, in Vienna. Her teachers have included Sylvia Rosenberg and Franz Samohyl.

Ms. Hahnemann is presently on the faculties of Cleveland State University and at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory.

Start date 8/24/2004

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Music
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Music and Communication
Building, Room 332
2001 Euclid Avenue
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Phone: 216.687.5039
Fax: 216.687.9279
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