A Musical Voyage through Europe
NICOLE LORENZ – Piano
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Join pianist Nicole Lorenz on an enjoyable musical voyage through Europe and its countryside on Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm at the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. The recital program, titled “Country Roads,” features imaginative works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Bartók that invoke the sounds and cultures of Europe and its countryside.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Nicole Lorenz has performed across Canada and in Europe as a solo and collaborative pianist, and is currently finishing a Doctorate of Music degree at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Jimmy Brière and Paul Stewart. Studying piano with Dr. Milton Schlosser at Augustana Campus, she completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 and was awarded the University of Alberta’s Augustana Fine Arts Medal for excellence at graduation.
Since her time living in Camrose, Nicole has gone on to receive a number of awards for performance and in support of research, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Université de Montréal’s faculty of graduate studies. Her performing and research have taken her as far away as the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary where she studied for a year and specialized in the piano music of Béla Bartók.
Nicole is a performer who enjoys showcasing the wide palette of sounds and colours that pianos like the Lougheed’s new 9-foot Steinway are able to produce. The works she has chosen are known for their distinctive and captivating pianistic sounds. Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Sonata is admired for its allusions to the countryside and sense of calm. She will also perform works by Liszt and Bartók that are striking for their variety of pianistic moods and styles as well as for their references to European cultures and landscapes.
While in Camrose, Nicole will share her teaching expertise and insights by conducting two masterclasses at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, in the Cargill Theatre. The first masterclass will feature university students and the second, younger children. All pianists will perform works by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Co-sponsored by the Lougheed Centre, DiscoverPiano@Augustana and the Augustana Conservatory, there is no charge for admission and all are welcome to attend.
Partnering with DiscoverPiano@Augustana and show sponsor Alpine Fitness, the Lougheed Centre is proud to present Country Roads, Nicole Lorenz | Piano on Sunday Nov. 20th @2pm. The third concert in the RE/MAX® Classical Series, tickets for Country Roads, Nicole Lorenz | Piano are on sale now – Adults $18 / Senior (60+) and Students with ID $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website at www.camroselive.ca or call the box office at 780-608-2922.