Astral violinist Hannah Tarley carries music across generations
Violinist Hannah Tarley joined me for our third episode of Inside Astral. Her offstage work is some of the most important for bringing classical music to new generations: she’s a teacher, inspired by her mother, and the founder of Notes By the Bay, a music school outside San Jose.
Tarley’s introduction to music came when she wanted to join the group of people always playing music with her mother, and she brings that feeling of community to her school, as well as multiple approaches to learning, including through other kinds of art.
She performs with and on the Violins of Hope, which is both a collection of violins and the organization that preserves them — the violins all once belonged to Jews who either fled or were victims of the Holocaust. We also had an interesting conversation about one of the pieces, Marc Migó’s La seducción, which is about the cycle of a relationship started on a dating app.