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August 17, 2013
felix Porras / Los cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
You know what, Richie?
What you have done is a valuable treasure of knowledge gathered through the years of work and effort.
I have been doing something like your work, although I am a surgeon and I play, teach and conduct the orchestra just as a cultural activity, but that makes me admire your work and your good feelings sharing your experience with learning musicians. This is something that not a lot of people would do.
Congratulations and thanks again for your contribution to the teaching/learning process of classical music in the world.
Remeber that in Los Cabos Mexico you have an ally and a bunch of friends. This is your home and your orchestra any time.

Felix Porras
November 15, 2012
Chelsea Johnson / Everett, Washington
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your recital a few weeks ago in Seattle. It was phenomenal. It was music I will remember for a long, long time. What a gift it is to listen to you play! It is unfortunate that the community at large didn't come out to hear you play. They really missed the chance of a lifetime. Sadly, I was unable to attend the clarinet workshops due to my own work schedule, but am so very thankful I got to hear you play live. I can't thank you enough for performing that Saturday evening. It was just brilliant!
Respectfully,
Che lsea Johnson
August 26, 2012
Chelsea Johnson / Everett, WA
What a lovely website. I am very inspired by your work and am so in awe of your tone. Thank you for sharing your music here on your website, and live in performances.
May 7, 2012
Ryan Darke / Los Angeles
Hi Mr. Hawley,

I really enjoy listening to your playing and come on here from time to time for a little inspiration! I hope you keep writing some blogs as they are fantastic and I am sure you are full of more great ideas we all would love to read about.

Many thanks for your beautiful playing and page,
Ryan
February 27, 2012
Riduan Dunia / Lancaster, CA
Hey there son of a cousin!
Awesome work!
August 15, 2011
Greensboro Banks / Greensboro, NC
awesome site, Richie! Keep up the great work! :)
June 3, 2011
Minda Thompson / Northern Kentucky
Dear Richie,

As a trained clarinetist, I want to thank you for the joy that you have brought to our city. It has been such a privilege to hear you perform with the CSO and at CCM during your tenure here. It saddens me that you are leaving the CSO, but I wish you well.

SIncerely,
Minda Thompson
May 17, 2011
Lori Baruth / Winchester, KY
Hi Richie!! Love the new website. The Nielsen 5 is gorgeous, by the way. You never cease to inspire me! Best of luck at Rice!
April 12, 2011
M. Sesma / Spain
Very good audios. Thanks!
March 23, 2011
Han Yo Son / Seoul, Korea
Congrats!
March 22, 2011
Larry Guy / New York
Dear Richie,

Your performance of Nielsen's 5th is absolutely fantastic. I am sending it to all my students and asking them to emulate your sound, legato control, and style. But somehow the totality of it is even better than the sum of its
parts! Congratulations!
March 19, 2011
Maureen Dillon / cincinnati, ohio
Beautiful website, and, yes, I too loved the rehearsal etiquette guidelines.

I am not a musician, but have been delighted to know you through the CSO and CONCERT:nova.

Rice and Houston are lucky!!

Come back often, please!

Maureen Dillon
February 25, 2011
a clarinettist / tennessee
I have to say, the recordings that you have on your website under "media room" are simply fantastic! But of all of them, by far my favorite is the Mozart Concerto. I think it has to be the best Mozart Concerto ever recorded! I hope you'll put up more of it!
February 23, 2011
Stefan Van Sant / Seattle, WA
Brilliant Nielsen 5!
February 7, 2011
Rachel / Kansas
Hello from Kansas! I'm a junior in high school and am applying to Rice for college. I've only been playing clarinet for a few years, but I'm improving more every day. Your passion for music is truly inspirational. Congratulations on your appointment to Rice, maybe I'll be studying under you in the near future.
January 23, 2011
Jacob Hollifield / Greensboro NC, 27403
I really admire your ability and attitude towards music. I hope I get to study with you someday. Opportunities can be scarce where I live sometimes, but after hearing you play, I feel more motivated than left out. Thanks for putting some excerpts up. They're amazing!

J
November 23, 2010
Diane Dunia Parsons / El Monte, CA
Congratulations Richie on your new position at Rice. As the mother of two classical pianists, you are a great example and an inspiration! I LOVE your "Miss Manners" guide.
November 13, 2010
Leslie Weinstein / Los Angeles
Love your awesome new website, Richie! Congrats on your appointment to Rice! I wish you all the best on your new adventure. LW
November 5, 2010
maggie / Los Angeles CA
Congrats on your appointment. Exciting things coming to Rice. XOMaggie
November 1, 2010
Tony Brackett / New York, NY
Congratulations on Rice. They must be thrilled to have you.
September 13, 2010
Trey Dunia / Sebastopol, CA
My son is joining the school band and learning about reading music and I thought of you. Congrats on your success.
Trey
August 23, 2010
Annick Odom / Morgantown, WV
Thanks so much for the blog! I've been stressing out about an upcoming audition, and your thoughts really helped calm me down and feel like I will be much more prepared.
August 9, 2010
Sylvia Mitchell / Clifton
Great website. I'll send my students here!
July 24, 2010
Raymond Santos / Kansas City
Great job Richie! I love the site. Clearly, your attention to detail extends beyond your musical prowess! I think my favorite part is the orchestral etiquette post.
July 16, 2010
Ken Graves / colorado
I second Todd, looks great!
July 11, 2010
Jeff Carwile / Cincinnati
Wow, this is impressive... love that nielsen clip, btw.
July 4, 2010
todd cope / texas
looks great!
July 3, 2010
Ralph / VA
great site, Richie! You have been, and continue to be an inspiration and role model. Thanks for all you do!
June 30, 2010
kjburke / NC
Hey Richie, I love your website! Especially your younger pictures. kjb
June 26, 2010
Koji Attwood / Cygnus X-1
Great website Ritchie---love all the photos.