Randall Hawes, Faculty


Randall Hawes, faculty

    Randall Hawes has been bass trombonist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 1985. He attended Central Michigan University, where he studied with William Rivard. He was a member of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd for two years and the Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra before joining the DSO.

    Mr. Hawes has performed as an extra and substitute with the orchestras of Alabama, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and with the Chicago Chamber Musicians. He has been associated with the World Orchestra for Peace since 1995 when he was invited to join by Sir Georg Solti, and has joined Solti’s successor, Valery Gergiev on several tours. He has been a member of the Saito Kinen music festival for the last 5 years, working with Seiji Ozawa and Fabio Luisi. Mr. Hawes has two cd’s released; Melodrama and Barn Burner, both recorded with pianist Kathryn Goodson. He can also be heard on recordings with the Detroit Symphony with music directors Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi and Günther Herbig, with the Chicago Symphony with Sir Georg Solti and Riccardo Muti, and the World Orchestra for Peace with Sir Georg Solti and Valery Gergiev. He is a member of the National Brass Ensemble and appears on their recent Gabrieli recording. Mr. Hawes has taught as a lecturer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois since 2004.