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 Ronald Hawkins, PianistPianist Ronald Hawkins was born in Greenville, South Carolina. Ronald began his musical studies eleven years ago and was performing in concert within eighteen months. The Greenville News describes Ronald as, "a unique and dynamic young pianist." Ronald is an active soloist, lecturer, coach, and collaborative artist. In the summers he serves as assistant piano director for the Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp in Winchester, Virginia. Ronald has performed throughout the Eastern United States (South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Washington DC, New York, Maryland, and Tennessee), and he also performed in England. His international debut was in 1997 at the Rachmaninoff Conference held at Pendrell Concert Hall in England, for which he received international acclaim. The Independent states that, “Hawkins gave a thoughtful and insightful performance. His keyboard manner is undemonstrative and leaves one free to enjoy his music without distraction.” Ronald has received numerous awards and honors. He is the recipient of the 1998-99 Sullivan Grant and in February 1999 was selected Who’s Who by Shenandoah Conservatory. Other scholarships include: Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts; Cecil Hefner Scholarship; Shenandoah Conservatory Keyboard Scholarship; Greer Outreach Program for Young Artist; Greer Music Club; and honors in composition and piano at the Brevard Summer Music Camp. Ronald has performed in masterclasses with international acclaimed artists such as: John O’Conor, André Watts. Mario Kay Ocker, Gerhardt & Barbara Suhrstedt, Maurice Hinson, Jack Roberts, Richard Cass, Leon Bates, and Max Camp. Ronald received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. He was a student of Elizabeth Temple. In his performances Ronald captures his audiences with his energy, enthusiasm, and personal warmth as well as with a love for the music he plays. Ronald is a member of the Rachmaninoff Society and has recorded for Jamlet Music, A Biltmore Estate Christmas.
 
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EDUCATION

Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia
1999 Master of Music in Piano Performance
1997 Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

AWARDS RECEIVED

1999 Who's Who Among College Students
1998 Sullivan Grant
1995-97 Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts
1994-99 Shenandoah Conservatory Keyboard Scholarship
1997 Shenandoah University Resident Life Exemplary Contribution
1996 Shenandoah University Resident Life Leadership
1994 Cecil Hefner Scholarship
1991-93 Brevard Piano Scholarship
1991-93 Greer Music Club
1991-92 Greer Outreach Program for Young Artist
1991 Honors in Piano - Brevard Summer Music Camp
1991 Honors in Composition - Brevard Summer Music Camp

REVIEWS

The Greenville News: "A unique and dynamic young pianist...."
The UK Independent:" Hawkins gave a thoughtful and insightful performance. His keyboard manner is undemonstrative and leaves one free to enjoy his music without distraction."
The Asheville Times: "A sensitive romantic pianist with a warm personality."
The Biltmore Estate: "The beauty of his music adds so much to our Christmas celebrations.... A remarkable poetic pianist."

TEACHERS

Elizabeth Temple, Shenandoah Conservatory
Ruby Morgan, Furman University

TEACHING/COACHING EXPERIENCE

1998 -present: Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp, Assistant Piano Director

MASTERCLASSES WITH

John O'Conor
André Watts
Mario Kay Ocker
Gerhardt & Barbara Suhrstedt
Maurice Hinson
Jack Roberts
Richard Cass
Leon Bates
Max Camp

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The Rachmaninoff Society

RECORDINGS

Biltmore Estate Christmas
JAMLET RECORDS #JN98042

 

Booking Information
Ronald Hawkins
Shenandoah Conservatory
Box 145 - 1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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