Blake Hansen has served as music director at St. James Episcopal Church, Farmington, since 2014. It has been his pleasure to participate in a strong tradition of music ministry at St. James. Mr. Hansen and the St. James Choir provide music for regular services and special liturgies throughout the year, enriching worship through music.
Mr. Hansen graduated from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, in 2013 with a Master of Music in piano performance under the tutelage of Luiz de Moura Castro. He now performs frequently as an accompanist and soloist in the US, South America, and Europe. Although primarily a pianist, he also pursued studies in violin, double majoring on both instruments during his undergraduate studies at Principia College
A much sought after accompanist and chamber musician, Mr. Hansen holds the position of rehearsal and performance accompanist for the CT Lyric Opera and Madison Lyric Stage, and also plays for several choirs in Connecticut. As a chamber musician, he currently collaborates with pianist and mezzo-soprano Rebecca Batista de Almeida and violin virtuoso Adrian Sylveen. Mr. Hansen has performed in notable venues such as Steinway Hall in New York City, Teatro Municipal de Niteroi, Brazil, and the Illsley Ball Nordstram Hall in Seattle, WA.