Posted on March 18, 2010 by Tia Lalani

Award-winning pianist and Honours student Nicole Lorenz performs in the Faith & Life Chapel. No charge for admission.

A top student at Augustana Campus will perform her graduating recital on Saturday, March 27 at 8 pm in the Chapel. Nicole Lorenz, an award-winning pianist and Honours student, will perform major works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Rzewski. There is no charge for admission. She will pursue a graduate degree in Piano Performance next year at one of Canada’s top Music schools, having received acceptances and funding awards from multiple institutions.

Nicole’s principal teacher over the past four years has been Dr. Milton Schlosser. She began her university studies at Augustana in 2006 with Inna Luzanac. She started studying piano at the age of seven in her hometown of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan under the tutelage of Michelle Andres and Margaret Venance. Through university master classes and workshops, she has been coached by such distinguished musicians as Angela Cheng, Jacques Déspres, Corey Hamm, Janet Scott-Hoyt, and Patricia Tao.

She is an Honours student and has received major scholarships at Augustana for her
musicianship and high academic standing, including the Dianne Precht Memorial Scholarship in Music, the Erik Mygind Memorial Music Scholarship, Augustana Faculty Fine Arts Awards, the Hawkins Family Scholarship in Music, University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarships, and others. In addition to her piano studies, Lorenz plays the bassoon and saxophone, is active as an accompanist, accompanies a local choir and plays for weekly church services at Bethel Lutheran Church. She is also a section leader and serves on the choir executive for the Augustana Choir.

In the summer of 2009, Nicole attended the Orford Arts Academy in Québec where she studied with Jimmy Brière and Maneli Pirzadeh, piano professors at l’Université de Montréal. She returns for further studies at Orford this summer.


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