Hannah Lash’s music has been performed at the Times Center in Manhattan, the Chicago Art Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, Harvard University, The Chelsea Art Museum, and on the American Opera Project’s stage in New York City as well as international venues and festivals. Commissions include The Fromm Foundation, The Naumburg Foundation, the Orpheus Duo, Howard Hanson Foundation’s Commissioning Fund, Case Western Reserve’s University Circle Wind Ensemble, MAYA, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Lash has received numerous honors and prizes, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Barnard Rogers Prize in Composition, and numerous academic awards. Her orchestral work Furthermore was selected by the American Composers Orchestra for the 2010 Underwood New Music Readings.
Lash obtained her Ph.D in Composition from Harvard University in 2010. She has held teaching positions at Harvard University, at Alfred University, and currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.