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Quad Cities October 2014 Teacher Feature: Kian Hyatt
By West Music Conservatory
9/25/2014 1:30:00 PM

Kian Hyatt, native to Huntstville Alabama, began under the instruction of Hunter Thomas, the Principal Bassoonist of the Hunstville Symphony Orchestra. Which after a couple of years she won the Young Artist Competition twice before age 18. Where she soloed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B Flat and the Vivaldi in F minor with the Hunstville Symphony Orchestra. She was also awarded a spot on the From the Top radio show at 16 performing Georg Philipp Telemann's Sonata in F Minor. Where she added a wiley ending to the piece to show the true style at which that piece was played back in the day. During those days, she often found herself at various summer camps like the Boston Tanglewood Institute or the Brevard Summer Music Center. From which she conquered the solo from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. After which she realized just who her favorite composer was: Stravinsky, along with Shostakovich. She loves the passion they snuck in to their pieces regardless of the harsh governmental rule on music at the time.

After leaving Alabama for college, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music under the instruction of Barrick Stees, the Assistant Principal of the Cleveland Orchestra. There she enjoyed working under the guidance of the Cleveland Orchestra in ensembles and orchestras. She also worked with the Distance Learning group there which provided lessons and fun music classes for schools across the country with video conferencing. Sometimes she would work the cameras or play in classes herself. Also, she played with a bassoon quartet for a couple of years and performed at various schools and community centers for fun. After being a hit with the schools and centers CIM decided to place us in some concerts at Kulas Hall to showcase their performers.

Now, with her husband and son, she practices and plays for events in her church when they want her.

Sign up for lessons with Kian Hyatt during October and get 1/2 off lesson registration! Register in the Moline store for this discount.

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