Known for her innovative performances and her advocacy of new music, Barbara Lieurance brings new music to concert halls and classrooms around the United States. Metroland of New York writes that Ms. Lieurance "wowed audiences" and the Maine Sunday Telegram writes that "at the end of the concert, Ms. Lieurance had . . . the audience standing." As a guest artist for the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Ms. Lieurance performed two tours with their Keys to Education program, bringing avant-garde music to hundreds of children in Michigan. Recently Ms. Lieurance was invited to perform at the New York Goethe Institute for the ISCM World New Music Festival Stuttgart.
Ms. Lieurance is also active as a collaborative pianist. Recent performances include in Europe with the new music trio Antares Project and in the Boston area with NotaRiotous, chamber players of the Boston Microtonal Society. Her collaborative work also includes orchestral performances with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra, and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra.
Among the awards that Ms. Lieurance has received are the Emerging Artist Grant from the Gilmore Foundation, the Presser Scholar Award, and the Paloheimo Foundation Award. Her performances have been broadcast on WMUK, Western Michigan Radio. www.lieurance.com
- Bachelor of Music, Western Michigan University
- Master of Music, New England Conservatory
- Chairperson, National Guild of Piano Teachers (Winchester Center)