Philadelphia native Hannah Rose Nicholas is a violist, vocalist, curator, and writer. Currently the Principal Viola of the Central City Opera Orchestra in Colorado, she was a member of the New World Symphony from 2014-17, performing as principal viola on highlighted concerts including Strauss' Don Quixote as well as on tour to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Hannah has been a featured artist with the O, Miami Poetry Festival, SoFar Sounds Miami, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and the 2017 Barnes Ensemble in Philadelphia. She is a founding member of the indie-rock trio The alt Default, winner of the Knight Arts Challenge South Florida.
Hannah earned her Masters in Music from New England Conservatory, studying under Kim Kashkashian, and her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has returned as a guest lecturer of songwriting and music-business.