Hannah Hens-Piazza, a classically trained violist, holds a performance degree from New York University, where she was fortunate to study with Stephanie Baer. Raised in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, she is on faculty at the Diller-Quaile School of Music, where she teaches viola, violin, chamber music, and music theory. Hannah also maintains an active freelance career, and has performed at such venues as the Mercury Lounge, Galapagos Art Space, Carnegie Hall, Bowery Poetry Club and Webster Hall. She has played with the New Jersey Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Bronx, and the New York based rock ensemble The Ambitious Orchestra. She is a founding member of Silhouette string quartet and the alternative rock band Two Seconds to Midnight, which released its debut album, Architecture, in May 2010. She can also be heard on recordings by Eli Bolin, The Ambitious Orchestra, and Seymour Glass, and has composed original music for Two Seconds to Midnight and Krankenhaus Blues, a 2005 off-Broadway play. She currently resides in Brooklyn, and is pursuing a graduate degree at NYU.