michael hawes

Michael Hawes

Austin based GRAMMY®-nominated singer, trumpeter, and pianist, Michael Hawes enjoys a multifaceted performance career. Equally comfortably in front of a piano, as a member of a chamber vocal ensemble, choir, or in the trumpet section of a symphony orchestra or brass quintet, his passion lies in collaboration and heartfelt performances of beautiful music. Recent performances have taken him throughout Europe to London, Madrid, and Paris, as well as to Seoul, South Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. Michael frequently sings with three-time Grammy®-winning choir The Crossing, known for groundbreaking programming and commissioning of new works, as well as GRAMMY®-nominated Clarion Choir, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Conspirare, and others. He was a member of Axiom Brass, an award winning touring Brass Quintet, known for their adventurous programming and passionate desire to add to the Brass Quintet art form, and performed and recorded with them, while living in Chicago. Currently Music Director at St. Thomas More Parish in Austin, he is also receiving his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Texas. Michael is in the midst of creating a new ensemble, called “One Voice Ensemble” that focuses on art song, featuring native flute, trumpet, voice, cello and percussion, performing music by a wide array of composers, from Florence Price to Randy Newman, while also performing and commissioning works by indigenous musicians and living composers of different backgrounds and genres.

Michael Hawes Discography

Frank La Rocca: Requiem for the Forgotten; Messe des Malades