Frederick Hodges


February 14, 7:00 PM, Berger Center, $25 Table seating. BYOB to go with a selection of Valentine sweets. Tables of 8 available. Spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart and internationally acclaimed concert pianist Frederick Hodges. Hailed as “Extraordinary!” by critics, Hodges brilliantly captures the sounds of great pop, salon, ragtime, blues and jazz pianists of the 1920s. A CA native who began music studies at age eight, he is an Oxford graduate and a member of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra.  


Hailed by the press as one of the best concert pianists in the world, Frederick Hodges appears at major music festivals throughout the US as well as world tours with the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. One music critic said, “Frederick Hodges is one of only maybe two dozen living pianists I’ve heard who accurately and authentically capture the true brilliance and real sounds of the great pop, salon, ragtime, blues and jazz pianists of the 1920s.” From an audience member of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival: “One of the highlights of the weekend…Frederick Hodges when he played, ‘Waiting for the Robert E Lee,’ as composed by Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Sousa,  and Gershwin.” Hodges is a native Californian, where he began his piano studies at age eight. At age seventeen, he won the prestigious Music Teachers of California Young Artist Award. At twenty, while still an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley, he joined Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. In 2001, Frederick earned a doctorate in history from Oxford University in England, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University. Today his career is a balance of touring and playing solo for society parties and steady engagements at legendary San Francisco establishments such as L’Etoile in the Huntington Hotel, Masons in the Fairmont Hotel, and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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