P I A N I S T S
Mrs. Lindsay M. Serdar
Born to symphony musicians, Lindsay Serdar began violin lessons at 3 and piano lessons at 5. She studied violin with her parents until 5th grade, when she moved into Marcia Henry’s studio, where she would stay through high school. Meanwhile, on the piano, Lindsay studied with Suzuki teacher Anna Nogaj through 4th grade and then moved into Yuri Iwasaki’s studio until her high school transition to Claude Hobson. All the while, her parents helped her to realize her love of collaboration, through participation in their team-taught Suzuki studio and with Lindsay’s fellow members of the Central Illinois Youth Symphony.
Lindsay earned her BM in piano at the University of Illinois with Ian Hobson. When her husband was transferred to CA, Lindsay earned her BM & BME in violin from San Jose State University, where she studied with the Cypress String Quartet. Unable to put one instrument down in favor of another, Lindsay kept busy as a collaborative pianist for Cypress’ studio and other performing opportunities in the Bay Area. After graduating, the Serdars returned to Illinois. Lindsay spent a year as the pianist for the Peoria Symphony’s 2012-2013 season before moving to the Seattle area. Lindsay teaches piano and violin privately and accompanies and coaches for several local string studios. She and her husband live in Sammamish with their three children.
Mr. Grant Hanner
Grant Hanner is an active and avid musician in the greater Seattle area. In June 2017, he received of Bachelor's of Music in Viola from Seattle University, intensely exploring chamber and solo music. He originally studied violin with Dr. Quinton Morris and later switched to study viola with Dr. Amber Archibald-Sešek. He has also played piano for the past twelve years, studying under Tina Kouratachvili at Seattle University most recently.
He has attended the Summit Music Festival, Tierra Chamber Music Intensive with Dr. Marcus Talley and Kent Music Seattle with the Manhattan String Quartet.
June 2018 marks the third year he has been a section violist in Orchestra Seattle and hopes to continue with the ensemble next season. He plays regularly with fellow orchestra members in chamber concerts and gigs, in collaboration with Orchestra Seattle as well as the Seattle Chamber Music Society.