David Hahn (US) composes music for concert
performance, dance, theater, spoken-word,
television, and film scores. He creates diverse
styles of music ranging from the experimental
sounds of a quartet of electronically-processed
guitars played by himself to chamber music
featuring traditional instruments and voices.
David Hahn was educated as a practicing musician
and a music scholar at Brown University, The
New England Conservatory of Music, The Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, and Stanford University.
A former faculty member of the Early Music
Department at The New England Conservatory,
he received the doctorate in historical musicology
from Stanford University in 1993.
As a professional guitarist, mandolinist
and lutenist, David Hahn has performed with
the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco
Symphony and Opera Orchestras, Boston Musica
Viva, the Seattle Symphony, Musica Nel Chiostro
in Florence, and the City of London Festival.
He is a co-founder of the Boston Renaissance
Ensemble which performed widely in the US
and Europe and received the Noah Greenberg
Award for "excellence in the performance
of Early Music" from the American Musicological
Mr. Hahn's music has been commissioned and
performed by a number of established professional
ensembles and soloists. He won grants from
the National Endowment for the Arts, the Soros
Foundation, Seattle's Artist Trust and the
Jack Straw Foundation. Aside from the US,
his music has recently been performed in Canada,
Chile, Turkey, Croatia, France, Germany and
His recently completed Concerto alla Barocco
for 4 guitars and strings, commissioned by
the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, will be premiered
by the Owensboro Symphony in November 2003.
Among other scheduled performances, the piece
will be performed with the St. Paul Chamber
Orchestra in March 2004.