After eight years of working full time as an ICU nurse, Hannah Hillebrand decided to pursue her passion and completed her master’s degree in cello performance with Hamilton Cheifetz at Portland State University. She continues to work part time as a nurse while enjoying a busy freelancing schedule. In addition to private teaching, she enjoys working with the adult group cello classes at the Community Music Center in Portland and working as the Education and Outreach Coordinator with Chamber Music NW.
Hannah enjoys collaborating with composers to present new compositions and has worked with Cascadia Composers on numerous occasions. She is a core member of ARCO-PDX, Portland's only amplified chamber orchestra, and a regular member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.