about me

Natalie Hahn was born in Munich in 1997. She started playing the cello at the age of five in her hometown Taufkirchen. In 2010, she began lessons with Hanno Simons, the deputy principal cellist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Starting in 2013 she enrolled as a junior student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where she studied under Wen-Sinn Yang. She then moved to the Musikhochschule Lübeck to pursue her bachelor’s studies with Troels Svane.

As of 2019, she is a Master’s student at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, where she studies with Thomas Grossenbacher. She has also taken master classes with a number of high profile cellists including Maria Kliegel, Wolfgang Boettcher, David Geringas and Jens-Peter Maintz.

Natalie Hahn has won several prizes at the national competition “Jugend musiziert”, including first prize in the cello solo category in 2014, accompanied by a scholarship from the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”. Furthermore, she is a sponsorship prize winner of the Possehl Competition. From 2016 to 2019 she was a scholarship holder of the “Ad Infinitum Foundation”, the Possehl Foundation and together with piano partner Viktor Soos at “Live Music Now” Lübeck e.V.

Natalie Hahn first gained orchestral experience in the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra and the German Federal Youth Orchestra. During her bachelor’s studies, she was an academist with the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2019 she has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Daniel Harding, Sir Simon Rattle, Herbert Blomstedt or Zubin Mehta. Since august 2022 she plays in the Sinfonieorchester Basel.

Here you are welcome to catch a little glimpse of my playing. On my Youtube page you can find more videos.