Leonard Hokanson Photo

Leonard Hokanson

Born: Aug 13, 1931

Death: Mar 21, 2003

Birthplace: Vinalhaven

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Leonard Hokanson

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1931
Date of Death : Mar 21, 2003
Birth Place : Vinalhaven

Leonard Hokanson was an American pianist who achieved prominence in Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Born in Vinalhaven, Maine, he attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and Bennington College in Vermont, where he received a master of arts degree with a major in music. He made his concert debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of eighteen. Drafted into the U.S. Army after graduate school, he was posted to Augsburg, Germany. He achieved early recognition as a performer in Europe, serving as a soloist with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony. He was awarded the Steinway Prize of Boston and was a prizewinner at the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy. His numerous international music festival appearances included Aldeburgh, Berlin, Echternach, Lucerne, Prague, Ravinia, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, and Vienna. One of the last pupils of Artur Schnabel, Hokanson also studied with Karl-Ulrich Schnabel, Claude Frank, and Julian DeGray.

Profession


  • Musician
  • Teacher
  • Pianist

Also known as


  • Hokanson, Leonard
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