Hannah Mae Swanson (b. 1997) grew up in Darwin and later Deerwood, Minnesota, and takes an inordinate amount of pride in her home state. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, which is what drew her to collaborative piano. Hannah has played collaborative repertoire in masterclasses for Yevgeny Sudbin, Rebecca Wilt, Chiharu Iinuma, Dr. Sally O’Reilly, Stephen Sulich, and others. In June 2017, she performed Brahms’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, No. 3, Op. 60 at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Chamber Music Festival with Margot Schwartz, David Harding, and Bill Comita. She has also performed as a collaborative pianist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conference, Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), the NDSU Baroque Festival, Minnesota NATS, CMEA, and numerous recitals and festivals at NDSU, the University of Minnesota, and Bemidji State University (BSU).