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Lorna Krier

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"Lorna Krier, a pianist specializing in contemporary music, has become an expert synthesizer player and is helping break down the boundary between new classical music and indie rock."
- Lukas Ligeti


Ms. Krier is one of the most versatile young keyboardists in New York performing music from classical to experimental to pop on anything from analog synthesizers to Steinway grands. Acting as an advocate for new music she has worked with some of the nation?s finest young composers and performers to create exciting new works.

During the summer of 2005, she was selected to attend the Bang on a Can?s Summer Institute of Contemporary Music in North Adams, held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. While there she met and worked with founders Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, David Lang, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and special guest Steve Reich. Ms. Krier is a 2005 graduate from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee studying under Venezuelan pianist Judit Jaimes. In 2006 and 2007 she was invited to be a guest performer for the Present Music Ensemble, premiering a commissioned piece by composer Michael Torke, and also appeared with the Institute of Chamber Music founded by Leonard Sorkin. In 2006 she moved to New York and has been involved with many ensembles including her synth band Love Like Deloreans, the experimental rock group Slow Six, founded by composer Christopher Tignor, the ?all-star, all-female quintet? (Time Out NY) named Victoire formed by composer Missy Mazzoli, and the newest group, Kaleidoscope Point with composer Lukas Ligeti.

Some highlights for this and last season include Ms. Krier appearing as a guest artist in the New Albion Festival at Bard?s Summerscape series in Aug '08, WNYC?s ?New Sounds? feature by John Schaefer with the ensemble Victoire, performing on the Whitney Art Museum Composer Showcase featuring Lukas Ligeti in Feb '09, and the Bang on a Can Marathon with Victoire in May '09. She has also performed at other great venues throughout New York including the Stone, Galapagos, CSV Gallery, Roulette, the Tank, Le Poisson Rouge, Glasslands Gallery, Zebulon and more.

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