Lori Piitz, piano, & Friends

Sunday, March 26 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


Lori Piitz has performed in prestigious venues on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York’s Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, and the Augsburg Mozart Festival, both in Germany. Ms. Piitz has been heard on both the French and English networks of CBC Radio (Canada) as well as on the Südwestfunk (Southwest German Radio in Stuttgart.) A winner in the Canadian Music Competitions (CMC), she was also a finalist in CVC television’s Virguoses en Herbe Competition.

Since joining the JMU faculty in 2002, Ms. Piitz has performed in a number of summer festivals, including the EMU Bach Festival, and both the Richmond and Staunton Music Festivals. Previous teaching engagements include the University of Ottawa, Eastern Mennonite University and the Nürnberg/Augsburg Hochschule für Musik.

Ms. Piitz studied at the University of Ottawa and Indiana University. Her teachers include Jean-Paul Sevilla, Leonard Hokanson and Menahem Pressler.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)



  • "Rock stars of the percussion world," So Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.