The Cedarwood Duo (Hannah Peterson Green, flute and Joseph Trucano, piano) have been collaborating and performing since 2013. In that time, the Cedarwood Duo has appeared throughout the Twin Cities, including The Schubert Club's Courtroom Concert series, Minnesota Public Radio's Pop Up Classical Concert Series, and on Minnesota Public Radio's live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair. In the 2016-17 season, they were selected as part of Minnesota Public Radio's Class Notes Artist program and will perform throughout the state of Minnesota with dancers Leah Gallas and Blake Nellis.
Hannah Peterson Green holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied flute with Dr. Bradley Garner and piccolo with Dr. Heather Verbeck. Hannah has also studied with Adam Kuenzel, Greg Milliren, Julia Bogorad-Kogan, and Michele Frisch. She has performed in masterclasses for Michele Debost, Wissam Boustany, Mimi Stillman, Jill Felber, Alice Weinreb, and Aaron Goldman, among others.
Hannah is an active performer and teacher in the Twin Cities. In addition to teaching private flute lessons in Saint Paul, she is on faculty at The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music in Downtown St. Paul and Sarah Jane's Music School in the Northeast Arts District of Minneapolis and is a Woodwind Section Coach and Teaching Artist at several local schools. Ms. Green has performed solo and chamber recitals at The Schubert Club. She has played with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Having performed everywhere from the skyways of downtown Minneapolis to the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto Italy, Hannah is a new music enthusiast who is equally passionate about chamber, solo, and large ensemble music. Ms. Green is especially fond of new music and has premiered works by Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Dana Wilson, Stephen Paulus and many more.
In addition to playing the flute, Hannah enjoys reading and cooking with her husband Samuel Green, who is a member of the vocal music ensemble Cantus.
Joseph Trucano is a St. Paul based performer, producer and creator dedicated to giving voice to all music. Currently, Joe works as a producer for Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media's nationally broadcast Pipedreams program, is the curator and artistic director of MPR's Pop Up Classical series, is organist at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN and, in addition to this, has served as an adjudicator for Classical MPR’s Minnesota Varsity Competition, researched and developed a new aural skills curriculum for Concordia College, produced concerts and theatrical chamber works throughout the U.S., performed live as a soloist on Classical MPR and is an active performer, composer and teacher within the Twin Cities and internationally. Local engagements have included appearances with the Schubert Club, Classical MPR, The Minneapolis Fringe Festival, VocalPoint Chorus, The APM Radio Choir and the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists.
Joe holds a Master's of Music Degree in Organ Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he was the recipient of the James B. Cochran award for excellence in performance. Prior to that, he attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he studied organ, cello and piano and was the first student in Concordia's history to be awarded the prestigious Senior Honors award and orchestral appearance on two instruments (cello and organ).