Born in Minsk, Belarus, Hanna Zhdan began studying violin at the age of six. In 2014, she moved to the U.S. for her undergraduate studies with Ben Sayevich at Park University’s International Center for Music. In 2022, she was selected as one of the ten winners of the Keston MAX Audition at the Music Academy of the West, which is an exchange program with the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, Ms. Zhdan won FOOSA Festival Concerto Competition, and in 2018 was a prizewinner at the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition. She has soloed with FOOSA Philharmonic (USA), Park University’s ICM Orchestra (USA), Chamber Orchestra of Republican Music College (Belarus), State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Belarus), and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Belarus and Russia. Ms. Zhdan has performed in master classes with distinguished artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Jorja Fleezanis, and Heng-Jin Park. She received her Master’s degree and Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, studying with Martin Beaver. In 2022, Ms. Zhdan joined the first violin section of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.