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Montana Chamber
Music Society

2017-2018 Concerts

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Shane Lalani Center
Livingston, MT


Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Red Lodge, MT


Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Apr 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Big Timber, MT

Jason Hardink


Pianist Jason Hardink is the Principal Symphony Keyboard of the Utah Symphony and the Artistic Director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series. His performances include a wide-ranging repertoire of music by living composers and works of the historical canon. Recent performances  include Olivier Messiaen’s monumental Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus at Spectrum NYC, the role of solo piano in Ives’ Fourth Symphony with the Utah Symphony, and the complete Liszt Transcendental Etudes paired with the Boulez Notations at Utah State University and Brigham Young University. This summer he made his debut at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music as soloist in the North American premiere of Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto with conductor Cristian Macelaru, and next season he will tour with Michael Hersch’s epic 2.5 hour solo piano cycle The Vanishing Pavilions

Much sought after as a chamber musician, Mr. Hardink has collaborated with violinist Nicola Benedetti, violinist Phillip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet, and world-renowned soprano Celena Shafer. He has appeared on chamber music series all over the U.S., including Music in Context, fEARnoMUSIC, Music on the Hill, Aperio Music of the Americas, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Hardink has performed solo works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, and Brahms on period instruments, and he has toured Norway with violinist Tor Johan Bøen performing the Grieg Sonatas for Violin and Piano on an 1853 Blüthner. In Salt Lake City he has worked with noted guest composers such as Tristan Murail and Frederic Rzewski as a member of the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, and he has premiered works by Utah composers Morris Rosenzweig, Steve Ricks, Miguel Chuaqui, and Steve Roens.

Mr. Hardink has appeared as guest recitalist and adjudicator for both the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and the Oberlin International Piano Competition. He has recently served as guest artist for the University of Utah Summer Chamber Music Workshop and the Idaho State University Summer Piano Institute. Hardink holds a DMA from Rice University, where he studied with Brian Connelly; his Doctoral thesis “Messiaen and Plainchant” explores the varying levels of influence that Gregorian chant exerted on the music of Olivier Messiaen. He is married to pianist Kimi Kawashima, and they are parents of twin boys, Luc and Derek.