ANTHONY HYATT

ANTHONY HYATT

ANTHONY HYATT

VIOLIN

Anthony Hyatt is an internationally recognized violinist and performance artist who is native to the Washington DC area.  He has been learning and sharing the voices of the violin for more than forty years and has an eclectic repertoire that includes music from the traditions of Europe, Asia and the Americas.  Anthony’s BA with a music major from Iowa’s Grinnell College included a concentration in India studies from Pune University.  His experiences and independent research in India focused his attention and artistry on a continuing journey of learning about the role of improvisation in music, art and life.  This led him to become a master teaching artist and a medical musician working in partnership with many Washington DC area health and human service organizations.   He now serves as an Artist in Residence with pediatric, cancer and palliative care programs at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and in the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts’ program partnership with Virginia’s Inova Health System.  

Anthony’s performance credits include writing and performing the music for the 2014 Imagination Stage production of Rumpelstiltskin.  He was for 22 years co-director of the Arts For The Aging Quicksilver dance company and has performed with many other local dance companies.  He has taught and accompanied Dance for Parkinson’s classes and presented thousands of interactive programs for older adults.  Along the way he has become a singer, and occasional drummer who believes that the Art of Presence promotes the emergence of healing experiences.   All of these things integrate into an educational philosophy that is compatible with that of Quartertonez.  Anthony shares with students his enthusiasm and respect for the world’s diverse musical cultures and his belief that the study of music makes us become better educated, healthier and happier people.  He also teaches at international creativity conferences and does additional performances and facilitation work through his own organization called Moving Beauty.