Jonathan Hannau

Composer, 2014

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Jonathan Hannau is a Chicago-based composer who hails from New England. Starting his musical career as a classically-trained pianist, his exposure to experimental and avantgarde music as an undergraduate sparked an interest in composition. Jonathan completed his undergraduate studies at DePaul University where he studied composition with Kurt Westerberg, Christopher Jones, and Seung-Ah Oh. While at Depaul he was a recipient of the George & Rita Flynn Endowed Scholarship in composition. He is currently pursuing a masters in composition at Roosevelt University where he is studying with Stacy Garrop, and Kyong Mee Choi. Additionally, he is also serving as a teaching assistant in music theory specializing in 20th century techniques. In 2014 he was the winner of the Kleinman composition Competition for his chamber piece, Petite Counterpoint. An avid pianist and performer of new music, he worked with conductor Michael Lewanski in the 20+ new music ensemble at DePaul, and is now currently a member of the Chicago based group, Ursa Ensemble, which performs both contemporary and classical music during their concert season.

To follow Jonathan, check out his website, Twitter feed, and SoundCloud page, as well as the Facebook page for his ensemble, Ursa Ensemble.

Jonathan Hannau – Petite Counterpoint
for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass