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Hillmann Piano Studio
Chandler, Arizona
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Name:   Joshua Hillmann
Phone:   314-591- 1312
Email:   Jhpianist@gmail.com
Website:   Click here to go to my website
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Last Update:    2017-07-14 13:25:53
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Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Gilbert.



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Biography:

Joshua Hillmann has entertained audiences for years as both a solo and collaborative artist with his energetic and colorful musical interpretations and outstanding technical ability. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Arizona State University, studying with Dr. Baruch Meir, with whom he also earned his Master of Music Degree. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Kansas, studying with Dr. Jack Winerock. His earlier musical training came from the St. Louis Symphony Music School, studying with artist/teacher Jane Allen. Joshua has been the recipient of numerous awards in national and international competitions. Most recently he was awarded the special prize from the National Society for Arts and Letters for the “Most Outstanding Arizona Pianist” in the 4th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition in Tempe, AZ, and was awarded 1st Place in October 2006 at the 1st WPPC PIANOvision Most Wanted Piano Competition: Etude Invitational in Atlanta, GA, was an Alternate Winner of Arizona State University's Concert of Soloists Piano Concerto Competition in 2005 in Tempe, AZ, was Winner of the 2003 Kansas City Musical Club Collegiate Piano Competition in Kansas City, MO, and was awarded 1st Place in the Kansas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Piano Competition in 2002 in Kansas City, MO, and also 1st Runner Up in 2001. He has also performed in master classes with Jeremy Denk, Anne Schein, Robert Hamilton, Hugh Sung, Philip Kawin, and Arbo Valdma among others. He has also performed in chamber master classes and received coaching from the Brentano String Quartet. He is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association and Arizona State Music Teachers Association. He has performed solo recitals in St. Louis, Lawrence, KS, Kansas City, and Phoenix, and has performed as collaborative artist in South Korea with the Kansas City Chorale, and in the USA with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and as soloist with the Arizona State University Sinfonietta. He has also been very active as a singer as well. He was a member of KU Jazz Singers and Chamber Choir, as well as Music Director and singer in the college a cappella group Genuine Imitation. At ASU he has been a long-time member of their choirs. He sang with the Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorale, the Herberger Singers and Heatwave Vocal Jazz. He has appeared as bass soloist with the Phoenix Symphony with Michael Christie conducting the opera in concert "Ainadamar". He has appeared with professional choirs around the country including the Phoenix Chorale, Kansas City Chorale, Seraphic Fire, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Spire, and has shared the stage with such great artists as Kitty Carlisle and Dawn Upshaw. He is currently a bass singer with the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and sings several times a week at St. Barnabus on the Desert Episcopalian Church in Scottsdale.

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Video:  
Date:  2013-09-05 22:50:38
Description:  Live performance in Katzin Concert Hall at Arizona State University. Joshua Hillmann, piano

 
Video:  
Date:  2013-09-05 22:41:19
Description:  Live performance of Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28. III. Presto Joshua Hillmann, piano


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