a sinfonietta for the 21st century
Conor Hanick's playing has been described as “brilliant,” “astounding,” (New York Times) “expert,” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and “sparkling,” (Strad). Although he has been recognized as a “true champion of contemporary music” (NPR), Anthony Tommasini wrote that Conor’s “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation … benefit works by any master.” He has worked with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Anne Manson, and James Levine; and in partnership with the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players, the wcfsymphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, NOVUS NY, The Knights, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. The 2014-15 season is highlighted by recitals with cellist Jay Campbell at the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, and SubCulture; performances of Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata in Iowa, Illinois, New Mexico, Massachusetts, and the composer's Fourth Symphony with NOVUS NY at Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall; an all-Boulez recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ensemble collaborations with The Knights, Talea, and the International Contemporary Ensemble; and premiere performances of works by Elliot Cole and David Fulmer. Conor is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Juilliard School, where he received his Masters and Doctorate degrees.