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Hanson at the Society for American Music

Looking forward to my lecture-recital at the National Conference of the Society for American Music in March. See details in "UPCOMING APPEARANCES."

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Howard Hanson's "Symphonic Rhapsody," Op. 14, for solo piano

Delighted to announce that my edition of Howard Hanson's "Symphonic Rhapsody," Op. 14, for solo piano, has been published by Carl Fischer and is now available here https://www.amazon.com/Symphonic-Rhapsody-Op-14-Edited-Watkins/dp/1491149906 It's also available via carlfischermusic.com I discovered the work in manuscript in…

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College Music Society - Northwest Regional Annual Conference

American composer Howard Hanson's beautiful "Symphonic Rhapsody, Op. 14," gets its international debut in this performance and lecture for the College Music Society. Composed in 1919 the work has remained in obscurity having never been published (the work is still…

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Florida State Music Teachers Association Annual Conference

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting my research on my forthcoming book about Howard Hanson's early life and career at the FSMTA Annual Conference in Orlando on October 28 As part of this presentation I…

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AMERICAN PIANO SONATAS

Praise for American Piano Sonatas Watkins plays this music “splendidly, bringing a fine balance of colorful tonality and elegance” to the works - Peter Burwasser, Fanfare Magazine Watkins “plays authoritatively and expressively.” - Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News Watkins'…

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Farewell to my friend, Marilyn Meier

With a heavy heart I join the world to say good-bye to Marilyn Meier, an extraordinary human being and pianist of stunning ability. Marilyn died June 22. She battled a rare form of liver cancer for a year. Her last…

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Alexis Weissenberg (July 29, 1929 - January 8, 2012)

Although Mr. Weissenberg had been ill for some time, his death is no less sad nor shocking. I had the good fortune to have had a lesson with Mr. Weissenberg in the 1990s which was an experience I will never…

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WATKINS NAMED SHIGERU KAWAI ARTIST!

I am honored to have been recently named one of five living Shigeru Kawai artists For further details, please visit http://shigerukawai.com/main_links/artists_bios/scott_watkins.html When I play a Shigeru, I feel like a real pianist ... like an artist. Thank you to the…

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Return from China, and St. Augustine Music Festival

Scott Watkins' first visit to China was a success On May 8, Watkins began his visit as Visiting Foreign Scholar at North National University in Yinchuan, Ningxia, China, where he gave six masterclasses. During this visit he also met privately…

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China!

We are excited to announce an upcoming brief tour of China, May 7 - 22. Recitals and masterclasses, Univeristy visits, etc. are being planned Recital program to include Chinese composer, Jian-jun He's Piano Sonata No. 1 which I first performed…