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Classical: Piano solo Moods: Instrumental Moods: Type: Live Recordings Moods: Mood: Christmas Classical: Bach

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Joel Hastings

Canadian-born Joel Hastings was the winner of the 2006 8th International Web Concert Hall Competition, and the 1993 International Bach Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After delivering a stunning performance at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, one reporter designated Mr. Hastings the “audience favorite” while another declared, “the kinetic fingers of this young Canadian reminded me strongly of his late countryman, Glenn Gould.” In a Newsweek review he “pulled the audience to their feet after a wild performance of Franz Liszt’s Totentanz.” Reviewers have described his playing as passionate, mesmerizing, hypnotic, and transcendental. A Steinway Artist, Mr. Hastings has performed solo recitals and concertos across Canada and the United States. As a collaborative artist Mr. Hastings has toured internationally with vocal ensembles, performing in such venues as the Vatican and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and he has recorded with the Cranbrook Singers of Michigan and the University of Michigan Symphony Band. From the Royal Conservatory of Music Mr. Hastings earned his ARCT diplomas in piano and organ, receiving a gold medal for the highest score in the country. He holds degrees in both instruments from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and taught as visiting faculty at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Additionally, he has given master-classes and adjudicated competitions and festivals across Canada, the United States, and in Hong Kong. Mr. Hastings has been the recipient of multiple grants from The Canadian Council for the Performing Arts.