Hanna Schwalbe, born in 2001 in Hamburg, has been playing the piano and violin since the age of four. From 2015 to 2018 she studied at the Institut zur Früh-Förderung at the Musikhochschule Hannover in the classes of Prof. Dr. Elena Levit, Prof. Igor Chetuev and Prof. Christopher Oakden.
Since fall 2018, after graduating from high school, she continues to study in Hanover with Prof. Christopher Oakden - since 2020 additionally with Prof. Bernd Goetzke. In 2017, she won a 1st prize with the highest score in the national competition Jugend musiziert, combined with a special prize from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. The prize winner's concert was broadcast and released on CD. This was followed by a 2nd prize at the international Steinway Competition and 1st prize at the Bechstein Piano Competition. Furthermore, she participated in the Glocal Piano Project of the International Busoni Competition in 2020. As a soloist, she has already given concerts at the Laeiszhalle and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, among others. She received further musical inspiration from Prof. Piotr Paleczny, Olivier Gardon and Prof. Catherine Vickers.