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Barbara Lieurance



“Her tender nuances, the lovely tones she brought forth, and her exquisite sense of timing and musical structure richly demonstrated how demonstrating how enchanting and profound this music is.” Kalamazoo

Gazette, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival performance


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. IPOB has been performed in venues ranging from elementary school cafeterias (in more than one country) to the prestigious Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. Her performances at the Gilmore brought rave reviews from the Kalamazoo Gazette: “A masterful performance. . . it was a visual and musical feast.” The Metroland of New York writes that Ms. Lieurance “wowed audiences”, the Maine Sunday Telegram notes that “at the end of the concert, Ms. Lieurance had. . . the audience standing.”

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 is the founder of a concert series called Tardigrade Stage, which brings together arts and activists for a better future. For more information, visit

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