Preston Hawes

Education Profile:

DMA (abd), Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, 2014 (projected)
MM, Yale University, 2006
Artist Diploma - Yale University, 2007
BM, Columbia Union College, 2004
Associate Performer of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, 1997


Hailed by the European Academy of Arts and Sciences as an “electrifying and virtuosic” performer with “exquisite taste and rare talent”, Canadian violinist, Preston Hawes is a laureate of the Concours de Musique Du Canada, the Andrews International Music Competitions, the Prix de Musique de Chambre à Fontainebleau, and recipient of the JC Van Hulsteyn award and Peabody Career Grant. He has been heard as a soloist in over 35 countries and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and Plovdiv Symphony Hall. Preston is assistant professor of music and director of strings at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD and artistic director of the New England Symphonic Ensemble, NYC.

Research and Professional Activities:

With a Masters of Music and the coveted Artist Diploma from Yale University, Preston is completing doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory.