Daniel Hane

Hartwick’s Hane to Perform on NPR

November 29, 2012

Hartwick College Resident Artist in Bassoon Daniel Hane has been hired by Prairie Home Companion to perform contrabassoon in a chamber group led by Peter Schickele. The show will be broadcast on National Public Radio and is scheduled to air live from The Town Hall in New York City, NY at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Other guest musicians during the show will include the Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin Bacon.

Hane received a B.M. magna cum laude from Georgia Southern College, where he studied bassoon with Constance Wells (Savannah Symphony). Prior to college he studied with Carl Nitchie (Atlanta Symphony). Hane earned a M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, as a student of Leonard Hindell (New York Philharmonic). While at MSM, he also studied chamber music and breath technique with Stephen Maxym (Met Opera), and completed the coursework towards a minor in music theory.

After MSM, Hane began performing actively in the New York City area as the principal bassoonist with the Bronx Opera, Bronx Symphony, Bronx Chamber Orchestra, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Along with two of his former classmates from the MSM, Lorraine Duso (oboe) and Franck Chiron (clarinet), he formed The Pyramus Trio, and went onto to win the First Prize at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition. The Pyramus Trio was invited to study and perform at the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau France, and while there Hane was awarded the Prix de Ravel by the faculty of the Conservatoire. He studied composition with Isabelle Duha of the Conservatoire de Paris. He has appeared as a concerto soloist performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (K.297b) with the New York Harmonic Orchestra in Merkin Hall and with the Bronx Symphony, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto (K.191) with the Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony. He has performed internationally with the New York Kammermusiker in such venues as the Algarve Music Festival (Portugal), the Bregenz Music Festival's Chamber Series (Bavaria) and the Attergau Cultural Summer (Austria).

Hane plays principal bassoon with the Bronx Opera and the Orchestra of the Bronx, and second bassoon with the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton. He also freelances with many other ensembles such as the Binghamton Philharmonic, Bridgeport Symphony, Regina Opera, Catskill Symphony, Catskill Choral Society, Schenectady Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Opera at Florham, and the Delaware Valley Opera. Hane also keeps up an active chamber music performance schedule, appearing with The Double Entendre Music Ensemble (, The Bardekova Ensemble, and the New York Kammermusiker.

For additional information, contact Associate Professor of Music Diane Paige at 607-431-4585 or at

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