Jamie Shaak Ragan

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  • Born in Denver, Colorado and began piano and violin at age 3.
  • Performed her first concerto with orchestra at age 9.
  • Studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.
  • Received the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship from Juilliard.
  • Performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York City and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
  • Taught piano at Payap University, Lawrence Univeristy and the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Has performed throughout Asia with the American 4-Tet.
  • Recorded her first CD “The Romance of Spain” for Cadenza Classics.
  • Has been a soloist with the Denver Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, Centennial Orchestra, Waukegan Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Mercury Ensemble and Jefferson Symphony.
  • Together with Soparno Michelle Areyzaga performed on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and on “Live from Studio One” hosted by Chicago’s WFMT station.
  • Released her second CD “The Sun is Love” with soprano Michelle Areyzaga featuring the music of Gwyneth Walker
  • Performs, teaches, collaborates and gives Workshops and Demonstrations featuring the piano books of Bernard and Carolyn Shaak