About this Artist
Susanna Hancock (b. 1992) is a composer, whose work explores color, process, and acoustic phenomena, drawing from a wide array of influences including minimalism, spectralism, folk music, and electronic mediums. Her compositions have been featured in concerts and festivals throughout the world, including the Vox Novus/Composers Voice Concert Series, Taneycomo Music Festival, USF New-Music Festival, and the Dimitria Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her music has been performed and commissioned by ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Montclair New-Music Ensemble, and NYU Symphony Orchestra. In addition to composition, Susanna enjoys playing and advocating new works for bassoon, most often as a soloist and as one-half of BASSLADY (bassoon and baritone saxophone duo). Susanna has also performed at the Ash Lawn Opera Festival and Hot Springs Music Festival. Currently, Susanna teaches aural theory at the University of South Florida and serves as the public relations manager of Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project. She received a Master of Music Theory & Composition from New York University and Bachelors of Bassoon Performance and Composition from the University of South Florida. Primary teachers have included Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Baljinder Sekhon, and Paul Reller.