WAYNE HANKIN is a period instrument specialist and has played 400 different instruments over a 30 year career. Specializing in medieval, renaissance and baroque periods, Wayne has mastered instruments played only by a small handful of people in the world including various bagpipes, hornpipes, flutes, whistles, gemshorns, trumps, bone flutes, double reeds and others. There are also instruments made exclusively for his talents of which he is the sole performer.
With over 4000 concerts to his credit, Wayne has played every major city in the United States and Canada, as well as countless venues worldwide. He has performed on 7 productions with Cirque du Soleil, most recently Totem. His varied career includes over a hundred performances with Early Music NY. For leading theater companies, Wayne has served as musical director for the Schaubühne, Long Wharf Theater, Alley Theater, Center Stage, BAM and the Odeon Paris. Recorded work includes major labels ECM, RCA, BMG and SONY, appearances on television networks CBS, ABC, NBC, HBO and BRAVO and his conducting debut at the Houston Grand Opera. He has also performed solo on major Hollywood films from Resident Evil II to Disney’s Princess Adventures. With over 300 works composed for period instruments, Wayne has received numerous awards and commissions from ASCAP Awards to The National Endowment of the Arts, etc. His new film 7 SOLOS was recently awarded best short subject at The World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington DC.
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