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Hanan Rahman is an dedicated musician who has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is currently studying in Boston, where she has made numerous concert performances in a broad range of genres, including solo, chamber, opera, and symphony orchestra appearances.


Ms. Rahman is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance at Boston University, studying with Eric Ruske. She was a finalist in the 2018 BU Soloists’ Competition, and has given three solo recitals during her time at BU. Ms. Rahman has also made several appearances in chamber music performances around Boston, including performances at WGBH’s Cartoonfest at Symphony Hall and at the BU Medical Campus, as part of the BU Arts Lab initiative.

Hanan Rahman, horn

As a member of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Rahman has performed in several concerts at Symphony Hall, including Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps and principal on Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. She has also performed with the BU Opera Orchestra, as principal horn in a recent production of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline at Huntington Theatre. Outside of BU, Ms. Rahman regularly performs with local ensembles such as the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the New England Repertory Orchestra, and the Newport Contemporary Arts Orchestra. Recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major with the New Bedford Symphony at Zeiterion Theatre.


Ms. Rahman spent a semester studying abroad at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied primarily with Nigel Black, principal horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and John Ryan, principal horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. During her time at RCM, she performed in a woodwind quintet at a Woodwind Chamber Showcase concert, and also appeared in RCM ensemble performances at Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Britten Theatre.


She has performed at various summer festivals, including National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD; Taneycomo Festival in Branson, MO; the Newport Contemporary Music Series in Newport, RI; Miami Music Festival in Miami, FL; Orford Music Academy in Québec, Canada; Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, MI; and Kendall Betts Horn Camp in Lyman, NH. At these festivals she has studied with Gregory Miller, James Sommerville, and Abel Pereira, among others. Ms. Rahman also played in an opera orchestra for the Franco-American Vocal Academy for a summer production of Gounod’s Mireille, at the Théâtre Le Palace in Périgueux, France.


Ms. Rahman has performed in masterclasses for renowned pedagogues such as Erik Ralske, William Purvis, Bernhard Scully, and Michelle Stebleton. As an undergraduate at BU, Ms. Rahman is a Presidential Scholar, receives a College of Fine Arts merit scholarship, and is regularly on the College of Fine Arts Dean’s List.

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