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JASON

HAWKINS

© All content: Jason Hawkins 2007 - 2014

PIANIST, ORGANIST & SOUND ARTIST

Musical Biography

        Jason Hawkins MusB(Hons) DipHE(RNCM) LRSM is a popular young pianist and organist bursting out onto the national and international scene. His electrifying interpretations have led to numerous engagements throughout the UK and Europe.

 

        Between 2012 and 2014 Jason was the accompanist for the Hallé Youth Choir. This lead to numerous performances at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester alongside tours of Belgium (2012) and Scotland (2013). During Summer 2013 Jason also toured with the Hallé Youth Orchestra as an orchestral pianist concluding at The Sage, Gateshead. Jason also enjoyed an accompanist relationship with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Singers being involved with projects at the Lowry Centre (Salford) and MediaCityUK.

 

        The Exon Singers invited Jason as a guest organist for the 2012 Tavistock Festival (Devon) for an 'Olympic Torch' celebration where his improvisation on Howard Moody's ‘Weigh Me The Fire’ drew many members of the audience to the organ console afterwards. Jason was re-engaged by the group in Salisbury later that year for another memorable evening.

 

         During 2009 Jason performed Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 alongside the Toruska Orkiestra Symfoniczna in Toru, Poland to great audience and critical acclaim. In 2012 Jason performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in Alderley Edge (UK).

 

           He wowed and excited that audience with an explosion of energy and rapid fire finger-work and interpretation

After the interval there was a piano masterclass by Jason Hawkins, who produced seven minutes of non-stop pure artistic, energetic fireworks with Chopin's Polonaise in A flat resulting in a standing ovation

 

           Initially, Jason studied at Chetham's School of Music receiving the Michael Abraham Piano Prize for Piano Sightreading and continued his musical studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Following the RNCM Jason graduated from Manchester University in 2014 with first-class honours degree in music specialising in piano performance and electroacoustic composition. Jason has studied under many prominent and influential teachers including Duncan Glenday, Christopher Stokes, Dina Parakhina, Darius Battiwalla, Marta Karbownicka, Simon Bottomley, Joanna Patton and Peter Moore.

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