Randolph Hokanson

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Randolph Hokanson (born June 22, 1915[1]) is an American pianist and professor emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle.

He is noted for his recordings of Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, and has given over 100 performances, including the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas.

Hokanson studied on scholarship with Harold Samuel, Myra Hess and Carl Friedberg. He has performed as soloist under Sir Thomas Beecham, Pierre Monteux, Arthur Fiedler, Walter Susskind, Milton Katims, Stanley Chapple among others. He toured the United States and Canada for 8 years.[2] He was still performing at the age of 90.[3] In 2011, he released a memoir, With Head to the Music Bent: A Musician's Story.[4]

He was married to the composer Dorothy Cadzow Hokanson from 1951 until her death in 2001.[5]

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  1. ^ Hokanson, Randolph. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009". FamilySearch. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Pianosociety.com
  3. ^ Bargreen, Melinda (October 7, 2005). "Piano man emeritus lends hands for benefit". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ Hokanson, Randolph (2011). With Head to the Music Bent: A Musician's Story. Third Place Press. ISBN 978-1-60944-026-8. 
  5. ^ "Dorothy Hokanson, composer". The Seattle Times. June 28, 2001. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 

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