Born to Central American immigrant parents and raised in San Fernando Valley, Hanna Yocuté is no stranger to accomplishment. In just her early twenties, she has won various musical competitions and financially maintained herself through university by sole means of merit-based scholarships; CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship, Clarice Chaplin Music Scholarship, Comcast Leaders and Achievers® NBC Universal Scholarship, and Project GRAD Los Angeles. She has studied under eminent guitarists such as David Starobin, Sergio Puccini, Eloy Cruz, Stuart Green, Marcus Gerakos, Classical Grammy-nominated, Israeli mandolinist, Avi Avital and Dr. Peter Yates at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where she earned her B.A. degree in music performance and a minor in music industry.
Yocuté has further attained several awards including: the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship, Randy Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, the 2019 Dean’s Medal presented by Judith L. Smith, the Outstanding Gluck Ensemble of 2019, and was offered a master class invitation by world-renowned classical guitar virtuoso and Distinguished Professor, Christopher Parkening at Pepperdine University.
Her performance art has been featured multiple times in the UCLA Daily Bruin publications, highlighting her musical insights, upcoming Fowler Out Loud concerts, as well as a front-page feature, in print and online, discussing the personal impact of teaching a music master class at Guatemala’s National Music Conservatory where she shared her personal journey and stylistic evolution in music.
As an M.M. student at UCLA, Yocuté was a member of UCLA Guitar Ensemble, an instructor at the Boys and Girls Club of West Hollywood through UCLA Music Partnership Program, and lead the Gluck Guitar and Voice Trio which was nominated the "Outstanding Gluck Ensemble."
Graduate from UCLA, class of 2020, Yocuté continues to song-write, compose and collaborate with artists within all creative spaces. Yocuté believes that the most powerful, meaningful and rewarding moments within music and art making come from collaborating with other artists and exploring new creative territory while discovering the heights of her artistry.