Hanneke Cassel

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Hanneke Cassel
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Background information
Occupation(s)Violinist, teacher

Hanneke Cassel (born April 14, 1978) is an American folk violinist. She was raised in Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music in 2000.[1] Hanneke is the 1997 United States National Scottish Fiddle Champion,[2] and she has performed and taught across the United States, Scotland, Sweden, China, New Zealand, France, England, and Austria.[3]

Her debut album, My Joy, received the following feedback from Alasdair Fraser:

"A great debut album by one of the most talented and fun-loving young fiddlers you could ever hope to meet! This is fiddle music played with great stylistic integrity and personal flair - definitely a joy to listen to! Go Hanneke, and gie it laldie!" [4]


  • 1998 Berklee College of Music String Department Award
  • 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion
  • 1996 Oregon State Texas-style Grand Fiddle Champion
  • 1996 Berklee College of Music U.S. Scholarship Tour Award
  • 1992 and 1994 U.S. National Junior Scottish Fiddle Champion


  • Trip to Walden Pond (© 2017 Cassel Records) (release date April 14, 2017)
  • Dot the Dragon's Eyes (© 2013 Cassel Records)
  • For Reasons Unseen (© 2009 Cassel Records)
  • Calm the Raging Sea (© 2007 Cassel Records)
  • Silver (© 2006 Cassel Records), produced by Laura Risk
  • Some Melodious Sonnet (© 2004 Cassel Records), produced by Laura Risk
  • Many Happy Returns (© 2003 Cassel Records)
  • My Joy ( © 2001 Cassel Records), produced by Laura Risk
  • Darol Anger’s Diary of a Fiddler (© 1999 Compass Records)
  • The Wee Hours: Future of Scottish Fiddling in America (© 1998 Gargoyle Records)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hanneke's alumni interview from Berklee College, berklee.edu; accessed April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ List of past winners of the Championship from the entry form
  3. ^ Biography, hannekecassel.com; accessed April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Album information, culburnie.com; accessed April 25, 2017.