Hanan Rahman is a freelance horn player based in New York City. She is currently Fourth Horn of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and a regular substitute with orchestras throughout the region, including the New Haven Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Cape Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, and New Bedford Symphony. She recently opened for the musical Other World at the Delaware Theatre Company, and also has performed with the Symphony of Westchester and Egalitarian Brass, an all-women brass band. In past years, she was Third Horn of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and has appeared with many other orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the U.S., including the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, the Illinois Modern Ensemble, and the Regali Chamber Winds.

Ms. Rahman was a semifinalist in the 2022 Byrd Young Artist Competition and was a prizewinner in the 2020 MTNA Young Artists’ Competition National Finals. In previous years she was a semifinalist for the American Prize in instrumental performance and a semifinalist for the Naftzger Young Artist Awards.


Ms. Rahman has spent summers at a number of music festivals, including Spoleto Festival USA, Festival Napa Valley, Mostly Modern Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, National Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, Orford Music Academy, and Bay View Music Festival. She was a fellow with the Orchestra Next for the 2020-21 season. Ms. Rahman received a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance and B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science at Boston University, and had further studies at the Manhattan School of Music and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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