Why hire Kimberly Hankins?
Professional Violist and Violinist
Extensive Performance Experience - for Concerts, Weddings, Parties, Studio Recordings, Music Societies, or any event that requires beautiful music
Available for Solo, String Quartet, String Trio, and Duet Performances (I book the other musicians).
Private Lessons on Violin or Viola - currently run a Private Studio out of my home in Silver Spring, MD
Studied at the University of Arizona with Hong-Mei Xiao, First prize winner of the International Geneva Competition and foremost expert in the Bartok Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Studied at Indiana University - Jacob's School of Music with Steven Wyrczynski, former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Beginning Student Lessons (Viola or Violin): $40 for a 45min lesson
Intermediate to Advanced Student Lessons (Viola or Violin): $60 for an hour-long lesson
Viola Masterclass: $100 an hour
Music Theory / Ear Training / Music History Tutoring Services: $50 an hour
Music Arranging and Editing Services: $200 a piece (negotiable)
For performances, please contact me for a free quote.
Kimberly Hankins is a violist and studio musician currently based in the DC Metro area. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, Luxembourg, and Iceland. She is a Performance Diploma Candidate and winner of the Artistic Excellence Award at Indiana University in Steven Wyrczynski's studio, and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Arizona where she studied with Hong-Mei Xiao. She has also studied and performed in masterclasses with Kevork Mardirossian, Samuel Rhodes, Christof Huebner, and Pauline Sasche.
Kimberly has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Susan Lamb Cook, Nathan Giem, and Anthony Hose. As an orchestral musician, she has performed under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, Alan Gilbert, David Effron, Cliff Colnot, and Asher Fisch.
Not only a classical musician, Kimberly enjoys performing in various jazz, rock, and gypsy ensembles, and has appeared with many bands and musicians including Blood Sweat and Tears, Baron von Bear, Duo Vibrato, Marquis Toliver, Mike Mineo, and Nestor Torres, and has performed on tour with Jason Bonham. This year she will
appear at multiple venues with Drop Electric.
In addition, Kimberly has performed much contemporary music and frequently collaborates with student composers. In 2009 she premiered Jon Carter’'s “Milk Basket Bicycle for solo electric viola," a piece that was composed for her that same year.
In 2010 she appeared in Reykjavik, Iceland as a soloist at Tnlistarht unga flksins, “The Young People’s Music Festival.” This summer, she was a participant in the National Orchestral Institute.
Kimberly is a founding member of the Kensington Trio (performing it's premier recital on September 15, 2012), and member of the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. In her spare time, she runs a private studio of about twenty violin and viola students.
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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