Hanson was the winner of the 2007 “Meistersinger” Competition in Graz, Austria. He began his career as a performing artist on stage in Europe, playing roles such as Albert in Bye Bye Birdie, and Tony in West Side Story. He then toured with The American Theater Company for three years in the musical The Fantasticks in venues throughout Europe, and additional performances of Romberg’s The Student Prince, performed in the courtyard of the beautiful Heidelberg Castle.
He is currently a student of Gary Glaze at the University of Southern California, and recently received a master's degree in music from Florida State University where he performed the role of Tito in Mozart's Clemenza di Tito and Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He previously studied with Stanford Olsen and Shirley Close, both from FSU, and performed the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohéme.
In the summer of 2008, performances of the tenor soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater marked Hanson’s Costa Rican debut.