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Craig HansonCraig Hanson was born in Bloomington, Indiana and received his education at both San Diego State University and the Conservatory of Music in Basel, Switzerland. He studied piano with Arthur Lambert, harpsichord with Hans Goverts and organ with Daniel Burton and Rudolf Scheidegger.

Prior to coming to Corvallis he lived many years in Japan and Switzerland. He has given solo recitals in the U.S., Japan, Canada, and throughout Europe, as well as chamber music performances, including television and radio appearances with the N.H.K. String Ensemble, Yoshio Unno, Quintet Wien, Hansgeorg Schmeiser and Hans-Martin Linde.

As organist at First United Methodist Church in Corvallis, Hanson founded and directs the Amore Music Series and teaches at Oregon State University.

In addition to organ and piano, he plays harpsichord, fortepiano and clavichord, speaks nine languages, and is an avid photographer, biker and outdoorsman. He makes his home in Corvallis.