Hannah Pressley lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where she is a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and an Artist-in-Residence for String Education, teaching in local public schools. A native of Seattle, Hannah attended Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in cello performance as a student of Dr. Alison Wells. She had the opportunity to study abroad at the Guildhall School in London, UK in spring 2011, working with Richard Lester of the Florestan Trio and the London Haydn Quartet. Hannah's musical training began at age 6 on the piano and she took up the cello at age 9.
Hannah is passionate about chamber music and in 2014 performed as a guest artist with the Montclaire String Quartet. She is currently working with a trio of West Virginia musicians to present a program of 20th- and 21st-century music primarily by West Virginian composers. A lover of the outdoors, Hannah regularly performs string quartets at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on rafting trips with Canyon Explorations. She is also a member of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, River Cities Symphony Orchestra, and the Ohio Valley Symphony. In her free time, Hannah loves traveling, hiking, and all types of exploration.