Hannah Eisendle Portrait

Hannah Eisendle, born in Vienna in 1993, is a composer, conductor and pianist. In 2020 she finished her composition studies (specializing in media composition and applied music) with a master’s degree and got her first diploma in conducting, both at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2018 she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano studies at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg.

Hannah Eisendle acts as a musical assistant at Neue Oper Wien and Oper rund um and as a conductor for the youth opera and for the children’s opera at Theater an der Wien. As a conductor she is especially interested in performing works from the 20th and 21th century. She studies with Prof. Mark Stringer, gained invaluable insights at masterclasses and workshops with Marin Alsop, Cristian Măcelaru, Johannes Schlaefli, Sigmund Thorp and Christian Ewald and in discussions with Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan. Recently she conducted performances of Jacques Offenbach’s “Hoffmanns Erzählungen”, Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” and Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in der Unterwelt”. She worked with Tonkünstler Orchester, Royal Camerata, Allegra Festival Orchestra Sofia, TU Orchestra Vienna, Wiener Symphoniker wind ensemble, Zemlinsky Ensemble, Webern Ensemble, Vienna Ensemble, Pro Arte Orchestra, amadeus ensemble-wien and Webern Chamber Choir.

In her works as a composer Hannah Eisendle devotes herself particularly to the conjunction of different artistic means of expression and their mutual transformations. She takes a great interest in the interaction of visual and acoustic aspects, in the perception of time and space, in surprising constellations and in improvisation. Her works (instrumental and vocal pieces, multimedia compositions, experimental films) have been performed among others in Vienna (Wien Modern Festival), Darmstadt (Darmstädter Ferienkurse), Linz, Graz, Salzburg, Grafenegg, Bratislava, Taipei, Paris, Mexico City and New York, some of them have been published by Doblinger Musikverlag Vienna. In 2021 she has been awarded the Austrian Federal Scholarship for Composition, was selected as Associate at the conductors workshop at Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and won the Composer Competition of the Austrian Cultural Forum London. Her orchestral work „heliosis“, commissioned by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, was premiered under the baton of Marin Alsop at the Vienna Konzerthaus in March 2022, followed by performances in 5 cities on the RSO’s concert tour to Spain, and in August at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall London. As a conductor as well as a composer she is fond of cooperating with directors, actors, dancers, writers and scientists.

As a pianist Hannah Eisendle is especially interested in the performance of contemporary compositions and in the interpretation of the works of proscribed composers. She performs as a soloist, chamber musician, répétiteur and Lied accompanist. International appearances include e.g. the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Carnegy Hall and the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.

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