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Duane Padilla

Primary Instrument: Violin

Born: June 30, 1974    

Violinist Duane Padilla began his musical career much in the “traditional” way. Beginning classical violin lessons at age 4, he went on to earn a Masters Degree from Yale University and a Bachelors Degree from Northwestern University. While still a student, he earned fellowships to perform with the National Repertoire Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. In 1995, he founded the highly acclaimed chamber ensemble The Gemini Duo, semi-finalists in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in NYC. In addition to a busy touring schedule, The Gemini Duo won outreach grants from Chamber Music America and the American Federation of Musicians and earned positions on the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Performing Artist Roster and the CMA Rural Residency Artist Roster....
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Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Jazz Album of the Year 2011 with Hot Club of Hulaville
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    Sentimental Swing

    Self Produced
    2011

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Sentimental Swing

Self Produced (2011)

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Review of Sentimental Swing Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 22, 2011 by Jon Berger Padilla stretches wings, strings “Sentimental Swing” Duane Padilla (self-published) Here’s another album that the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) might have a hard time classifying when time comes to prepare the ballot for the 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Is it jazz or instrumental? And, although violinist Padilla is a founder and leader of the Hoku Award-winning group Hot Club of Hulaville (Jazz Album, 2011), this is officially a solo project, so can he go for most promising artist as well? Wherever it ends up on the Hoku ballot, this is beautiful and imaginative work...

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Primary InstrumentViolin

LocationHonolulu, HI

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundViolin Faculty Punahou Music School, Honolulu, HI Masters Degree - Yale University Bachelors Degree - Northwestern University Past President/Board Member Hawaii American String Teachers Association Suzuki Association of Hawaii Suzuki Talent Education of hawaii

Clinic/Workshop InformationIntroduction to Improvisation for Classical String Orchestra Programs, junior high, high school, and college levels

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