Please join all of us at PARMA in welcoming South Carolina fortepianist Patrick Hawkins to our roster of talented artists. We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Patrick on his upcoming release of music by Maria Hester Park and Franz Joseph Haydn.
Patrick has performed extensively as a classical keyboardist in the United States, England, France, Germany, and South Korea and holds degrees in organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, East Carolina University, and Arizona State University. Additional graduate studies were taken at The University of Washington, Seattle, and at California State University at Los Angeles.
Dr. Hawkins’ interest in HIPP (Historically Informed Performance Practice) has lead to his research into music making in colonial America. In 2013 he was invited to lecture on the importation of pianos into Charleston, South Carolina, pre-1800 at the 2nd International Conference on Historical Keyboard Music at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2014 he will be a featured recitalist at the national conference of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, which will be held at the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota. Patrick Hawkins has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Pipedreams.”
Patrick will be recording this summer on his personal 1831 William Geib square piano. Check out a video of his playing below and keep an eye our for updates on his release.