WSU Faculty Recital: Deanne Mohr, piano

Tuesday | March 26 | 7:30pm
WSU Robert A. DuFresne PAC | Recital Hall

WSU faculty member Deanne Mohr will be performing a recital of music for piano and harpsichord. Admission is free. The program will feature J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV 971, which will be performed on a 1965 William Dowd French double harpsichord, L’alouette lulu, by Olivier Messiaen and Franz Liszt’s Sonata in b minor, S.178, one of the masterpieces of the piano literature.

Canadian pianist Deanne Mohr received her Bachelor of Music degree with great distinction from the University of Regina while under the tutelage of William Moore. She pursued graduate studies with Marc Durand at the University of Montréal, receiving a doctorate in piano performance in 2000. Her doctoral studies included research of her thesis topic: the philosophical doctrine of Alexander Scriabin and its manifestation in his late piano sonatas. Additional guidance has been provided to her through master classes and the Banff Centre of the Arts’ summer programs, in which she worked with Jane Coop, Jon Kimura Parker, Robin Wood, Catherine Vickers and James Parker. The Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Montréal foundation, Les amis de l`art, aided in funding her graduate work.

An accomplished soloist and laureate of several national competitions, Dr. Mohr performs extensively in Canada and the Midwestern United States both as a soloist and collaborator, including featured recitals in the Montreal Début concert series and the Banff Summer Festival, and has been recorded for broadcast on Radio-Canada and CBC Saskatchewan. She also has presented solo recitals and master classes at several universities, including St. Olaf College, University of Chicago and Viterbo University. Recent concert appearances include several concerto performances with the Winona Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Winona, including works by Beethoven, Grieg and Poulenc. Dr. Mohr is Professor of Music at Winona State University, where she directs the piano program.

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