The Metroland of New York writes that Ms. Lieurance “wowed audiences” and the Maine Sunday Telegram notes that “at the end of the concert, Ms. Lieurance had. . . the audience standing.” Known for her innovative performances and her daring programming, Ms. Lieurance brings new music to concert halls around the United States and Europe. Her current program Inside the Piano, Outside the Box came to fruition through an artist residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada – a program exploring non-traditional virtuosity, and featuring works for bowed piano along with new commissions from young composers. By the end of the year IPOB will have been performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe in such venues as the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the Maison 44 Gallery in Basel, Switzerland. In addition to her solo work, Ms. Lieurance is fascinated by multi-media artistic adventures. Most recently she entered in collaboration with the Edmonton-based Mile Zero Dance Company, performing the entire Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage along with improvisatory dancers Andrew Harwood, Gerry Morita and Lin Snelling and improvising light designer Yan Lee Chan.
Ms. Lieurance’s workshops on new music and non-traditional piano performance techniques have been presented in many venues, including the Berklee College of Music, University of British Columbia, Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo College. Ms. Lieurance performed two tours with the Gilmore Festival’s Keys to Education program, bringing avant-garde music to hundreds of schoolchildren in Michigan. 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. Ms. Lieurance’s collaborative work includes orchestral performances with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Sound Icon, and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please visit www.lieurance.com.