Vicente Hansen Full Biography

Vicente Hansen Atria (b. 1992, Santiago, Chile) is a New York-based composer and drummer.

Past, recent, and ongoing collaborators include Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, Jack Quartet, Bozzini Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, TAK, counter(induction, and Daedalus Quartet. As an improviser and composer, his music has been showcased at a wide range of venues, such as The Shed (New York), The Stone (NYC), Dizzy’s Club at JALC (NYC), Jazz Standard (NYC), DiMenna Center for Classical Music (NYC), Firehouse Space (NYC), Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Spectrum (New York, NY), Symphony Space (New York, NY), Miller Theatre (NYC), L’Auditori (Barcelona, Spain), among others.

He graduated magna cum laude from the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program as a Kluge Scholar, where he studied composition and philosophy. He was a nominee for the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts in 2015, a recipient of three Rapaport Fellowships, a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, the winner of the 2016 OSSIA New Music International Composition Competition. In 2018, he was commissioned to participate in The Shed’s Open Call commissioning series, for which he co-wrote an evening-length piece for 3D-printed instruments. He is currently pursuing a DMA at Columbia University, where he has studied with Fred Lerdahl, Georg Haas, and George Lewis.