Here is a message to those of you out there who are retired and think that you have
nothing more to contribute to society!
Professor Hache retired in 1995 and has since performed numerous lecture recitals at the piano and returned to the class room in 2006 as an adjunct professor at a local college here in St. Augustine, Florida.
At the age of 80, he published his first book "Almost Made It" and cut his 5th CD recording. He is also very busy giving piano lessons to a few talented youngsters who occasionally join him in concert as both soloist and duet partners.
His motto is " Never give up and keep delivering whatever you think will benefit mankind, no matter how insignificant you might think the consequences of your labor might be". Believe me when I say it will make you feel better and keep you younger in spirit.
"Reginald Hache is a gifted pianist who has performed with the likes of Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops. He recorded this CD on our 1915 Steinway grand piano. It features 25 pieces, exquisitely performed, from Gershwin to Debussy."
Reginald Hache is recognized as having had an extraordinary career in both education and performance, however he adds being as critical as he is about his career in music, he accepts the truth of the matter that he didn’t quite make it to the top level where legends such as Van Cliburn or Glen Gould are expected to be classified.
Hache retired as a full professor emeritus in 1995 from Northeastern University serving in the education field for 25 years. As an accomplished pianist, he performed as soloist with the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler and over a period of 10 years, in chamber music concerts with members of the Boston Symphony. He also gave solo recitals in major cities in Europe and from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. He’s performed solo and duo concerts with a violinist in San Jose, Costa Rica, and in Florida has performed children’s concerts and solo concerts in Ponte Vedra Beach, Orlando and St. Augustine.
Hache has published articles in international journals he researched at Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and is credited with two dozen piano arrangements for piano four hands and an arrangement of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” for two pianos, which was recorded by the Paratore Brothers on both Schwann and Sony recordings.
Hache is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporation and was included in the 1980 ninth edition of “Who’s Who in International Music.”
Reginald W. Haché ’54 B.M., ’58 M.M., ’60 A.D. earned these three degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and has been busy performing lecture concerts in Northern Florida. Recently, he published his memoirs entitled "Almost Made It" in which he tackles the issue of stage fright. Containing one’s emotions during concert performances is not an easy feat, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
He is widely published in instructional texts and arrangements of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier for piano (four hands) and two pianos (eight hands). His two-piano arrangement of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” was recorded on Schwann and Sony Labels by the internationally renowned two piano team “The Paratore Brothers.”
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