Hanan Rahman is a freelance horn player based in New York City. She frequently performs with orchestras throughout the northeast, including the New Haven Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Symphony in C, Greenwich Symphony, Cape Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Bedford Symphony, York Symphony, and Ridgefield Symphony, where she holds the position of Fourth Horn. She is also serves as principal horn of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, is a member of the Egalitarian Brass chamber ensemble, and has performed as a guest musician with Frisson Ensemble and Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Rahman recently performed in the world premiere of the opera ICELAND at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York's premier Off-Off-Broadway venue, and in the world premiere production of Other World at the Delaware Theatre Company. Other collaborations include Carnegie Hall performances with Audra McDonald, a film score recording session for the Netflix movie Shirley (to be released March 2024), and oratorio performances with Canterbury Choral Society (Judas Maccabeus), and St. Andrew Music Society (Paulus).
She has held fellowships at summer festivals across Europe and the US, including Lucerne Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Grafenegg Festival, Orchestre de la Francophonie, Festival Napa Valley, Mostly Modern Festival, National Music Festival and Marrowstone Music Festival.
Ms. Rahman received a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance and a 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. She has studied abroad at the Royal College of Music in London, and attended masterclasses at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Voksenåsen Music Academy in Norway. Her teachers include Frøydis Ree Wekre, Michelle Baker, Bernhard Scully, and Eric Ruske.