Piano Trio with Rachel Nesvig, Brad Hawkins and Kristina Henckel

Rachel Nesvig is an active freelance violinist and teacher in the Seattle area. Currently, she plays with Symphony Tacoma, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Yakima Symphony, and several other local ensembles. Rachel’s chamber music credits include her work with Puget Sound Strings, Sonic Quartet, and Arcobaleno Strings. She also performs internationally, playing classical, pop, and folk music in places like Norway, South Korea, and Kenya.  

Brad Hawkins is a composer of wide ranging styles of music. He has composed music for orchestras, choirs, theater, film, documentary, animation, rock bands, and various avant-garde ensembles. He founded and led the Seattle New Music Ensemble, taught cello and bass at Seattle University, and has performed as cellist with most of the orchestras in the Pacific Northwest. Brad is also a member of Alchymeia, a Ukrainian/Scottish crossover band (you read that right) and has orchestrated and arranged numerous works for concert and synchronized performances.

Kristina Henckel is a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic and earned her doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Her dissertation titled A Pianistic Analysis of Bedřich Smetana’s Piano Cycle Dreams was nominated for the 2016 Provost’s Dissertation Award at the University of Oklahoma. Kristina is an accomplished soloist, collaborator, clinician, and adjudicator. In the fall of 2015 she became a Ritmüller piano artist. She has performed in solo and chamber recitals in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and in the United States. 

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