Praised for expressivity, virtuosity, and committed playing, Winnipeg collaborative pianist Laura Loewen has appeared in concerts throughout North America and in Europe, Asia and South America. Dedicated to sharing her passion for ensemble playing and coaching, she is a professor of Collaborative Piano and the Vocal Coach at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music. She is on the faculties of the NUOVA opera training program in Edmonton, Alberta and VISI (Vancouver International Song Institute).
An extremely versatile pianist, Dr. Loewen has appeared in concert with artists such as Charles Castleman, Tracy Dahl, Wendy Nielsen, Kimberly Barber, Jasper Wood, Eugene Rousseau, and William Bennett. She is a regular recital partner of fellow University of Manitoba faculty members soprano Monica Huisman, baritone Mel Braun, violinist Oleg Pokhanovski, and cellist Minna Rose Chung.
Loewen and duo partner, saxophonist Allen Harrington, have been performing together for more than a decade. Acclaimed for their virtuosic, musical, and electrifying performances, the Harrington/Loewen duo has performed throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and South America. Loewen is a founding member of The Galileo Trio (“an enlightened idea” – Winnipeg Free Press) and Emerado (“true camaraderie and rapport” – Winnipeg Free Press).
A member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, Ms. Loewen holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying/Coaching from the University of Minnesota, where she was a fellowship student of Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack.