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Lewis Thompson and Alex Hawker

May 19th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Lewis is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts having studied Piano with Dr. Peter Mack. His previous teachers include Dr. George Fiore, Donald Denegar and Eliza Vysotsky. Active as a chamber musician and recitalist, Lewis performs frequently in Seattle and surrounding areas. Lewis is a Gold Medalist in Seattle International Piano Festival’s Bach and Virtuoso competions. He was also a prize winner in Seattle’s 2013 Russian Piano Competition. In September, Lewis will be attending a pre-med and music performance program at Columbia University in New York.

Alexander Hawker is from Springville, Utah and recently moved to Seattle to study Violin Performance with a scholarship at Cornish College of the Arts. Until his move to Seattle, Alex had a small studio of violin students who he enjoyed teaching and doing concerts with. He also volunteers in community orchestras, and is an avid chamber instrumentalist. Recently, he was a prize winner in the Utah Baroque Ensemble's annual Scholarship Competition. Other notable performances include a performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Springville Chamber Orchestra, and a performance for the Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season. The solo with the Lyceum Philharmonic was so well received that by popular demand the orchestra included a recording of it on their most recent album titled Children of Liberty. Alexander is currently the associate concertmaster of the Utah Valley Millennial Orchestra. He has also held principal positions on both violin and viola in the Springville Chamber Orchestra, Lyceum Philharmonic and Festival Orchestras, and pit orchestras for musicals such as Hello Dolly and the Mikado. He was also a member of the UMEA All-State Orchestra for three years, beginning in 2013. He began the violin at the age of five with Terri Fulwider and viola with Nicole Macias. He later went on to study both violin and viola with Monte Belknap. In his free time, Alexander enjoys doing things like playing chess, going to concerts, reading, hiking, fishing, running, riding his bike, gardening, and performing chamber music with his friends.

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Join us on Oct 28th as Jazz Unlimited presents “30 years of Brazilian music with Samia Panni” the co-host of Raizes. Samia will reunite members of the band Beija Flor.
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Stage in Use
Nov 04th 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Public Events
Nov 18th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Nov 18th as Jazz Unlimited presents an Asian/Indian Jazz Fusion Quartet. More details to come.

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  • We were extremely pleased with the piano tuning and repairs that Kenn provided. He is very professional, skilled, and personable. His prices were very reasonable for the amount of time and effort he provided (which was a lot). We highly recommend Kenn!
    – The Knickrehm Rich Family
  • Kenn helped me look at and assess a used Steinway B piano that I purchased for a venue in Seattle, The Royal Room. Kenn was honest, helpful, and very easy to work with. The piano has worked out great, the performers love it, and we have been very happy.
    – Wayne H.
  • I have used Kenn’s piano tuning services since 2001. ... I found his knowledge of pianos extensive and have continued to call on him over the years. ... Kenn is always prompt, courteous and very kind to my old and temperamental piano. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a tuner.
    – Kerry D.
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    – Douglas
  • As a music teacher, I've really loved working with the Stage 7 staff as they've been very helpful with hosting recital space for our group. Parents and students have loved the selection of pianos and also their beautiful space!
    – Jonathan and Christine M.
  • Just as buying our piano was a big decision, so was selling it. I had no idea where to start, but decided to send Stage 7 an email. I received a prompt, honest, and very helpful response from Kenn Wildes. He gave me current market information that proved to be 100% accurate regarding selling the piano on my own. As a result, I later consigned my piano to Stage 7 and it sold very quickly. Couldn’t have asked for a better consignment experience!
    – Carl B.
  • I feel as if a new friend has just entered my life....a beautiful Young Chang piano from Stage 7. After 50 years without a piano, I immediately fell in love with the sound and beauty of the piano and the expertise of the staff at Stage 7 helped me cement my decision. They refinished the bench, tuned the piano and made sure that I was connected with an outstanding piano mover who carefully negotiated a few tight left turns to get my piano into its new home.
    Starting piano lessons again after so many years is a joy....and sitting down to "practice" fills a place that was missing in my soul. And my family has adopted Young Chang and my son and granddaughter sit down to play each time they visit....bringing extra smiles and warmth to my home.
    Thank you, Kenn and staff, for answering all my questions and for helping me choose a new best friend.
    – Deborah C.
  • Stage 7 provides the finest concert grand in the area for our studio recitals. Kenn and his staff are most professional. At every recital, they give us the warm reception, wonderful service and make us all feel like home.
    – Yunbo C.
  • Kenn, you are running a great business and I am proud to be a part of it. I love that you care for the family and the piano after the sale. I feel cared for and valued as a customer.
    You have made this a pressure free experience for us. Payment, loaning the moving equipment and following up about everything going well.
    Thank you!!
    – Mike T.
  • Testimonial from tuning Bosendorfer grand for concert pianist in Seattle:
    It was a great pleasure for me when I played my piano extensively yesterday later in the day after the piano was tuned. I felt great benefit from the clarity of the sound and liked and enjoyed it very much. So did my wife too when she played - and she has excellent hearing. Thank you dearly!
    – Hartwig E.
  • My name is Kim B and I'm a piano teacher in the Kirkland area. I've used Stage 7 Pianos numerous times for my piano recitals. The staff is always so helpful and flexible to work with. The acoustics sound fantastic for performances and my students have an extra bonus by being able to play on world class concert grand pianos! Looking forward to using this special venue for many years to come.
    – Kim B.
  • Thank you all again. Truly this is a dream come true. I can assure you the piano will be a cherished instrument. Thanks for the care you clearly give all the pianos!
    I think I played the piano for about six hours on Saturday! My husband is totally enjoying listening to me play again (even with all the wrong notes and crazy tempos) and my daughter is interested in learning. Believe me, this piano could not have a more adoring family! And my granddaughters just cannot wait to play it! I just referred someone to Stage 7!
    Thanks again!!!
    – Deb J.

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