Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.
Hannah Corbett

Hannah Corbett, violin

Vaughan, ON

2021 Shean Strings Competition Winner Jacques Forestier, Violin.

Hannah Corbett is a third year scholarship student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Jonathan Crow. She is a 2018 graduate of The Phil and Eli Taylor Academy at The Royal Conservatory, where she studied on a full scholarship with Atis Bankas. Ms. Corbett performed across Canada and Spain as co-Concertmaster of the 2019 National Youth Orchestra, and was also a 2019 and 2020 winner of an Award of Excellence. In October 2019, Ms. Corbett was selected to participate in an international orchestra in Trieste, Italy at the Tartini Conservatory’s Pordenone Festival.

Ms. Corbett is the 2018 Ontario Music Festivals Association provincial gold medallist in Open Strings, and a 12-time Gold medalist & Rose Bowl Champion at the Kiwanis Music Festival. Ms. Corbett has served as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, NYO Canada, and the University of Toronto Symphony & Opera Orchestras. She has appeared as a soloist with multiple symphony and chamber orchestras throughout Southwestern Ontario, including a performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto as a winner of the TSYO concerto competition. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the NAC’s Most Promising String Player Award at MusicFest Nationals, University of Toronto’s National Arbor Scholarship, and the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Scholarship.

2021 Strings Competitors

Luka Coetzee Hannah Corbett Gabrielle Depres Jacques Forestier Russell Iceberg Nina Zhou

Upcoming Events

  • The Shean Strings Competition will take place May 18-20, 2011 at Muttart Hall, Alberta College Campus, Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Recent News


The adjudicators for the 2011 competition are David Hoyt, chair; Moshe Hammer, violin and Colin Ryan, violoncello.


The application process is now closed. We have received 20 applications and our current timeline is to let all applicants know if they were successful in advancing to the semi-final and final rounds by mid-January 2011.