UPEI music recital series presents pianist Sarah Hagen

Darlene Shea
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CHARLOTTETOWN – On Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., the UPEI Music Department Concert Series presents Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen. One of the highlights of her performance at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall will be the "Rachmaninoff Preludes Opus 32."

Sarah Hagen

Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her interpretations have been described as "outstandingly inventive," performing with "infinite skill."

Highlights of Hagen's 2012/2013 season included a performance with Polish flautist Krzysztof Kaczka at Carnegie Hall in New York City, recitals with Los Angeles Philharmonic concertmaster Martin Chalifour, and a Home Routes concert tour in Manitoba and Saskatchewan with cellist Rebecca Wenham.

Hagen's solo album, "Glass House Dancing," was nominated for classical recording of the year at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards. Her most recent CD release of solo piano music, "Devoted: Music of Robert & Clara Schumann" includes Clara Schumann's "Romances" for violin and piano played with Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

An enthusiastic educator, she is on faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music and in demand as a clinician and adjudicator. She has been on faculty at the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre for over a decade, and is currently in her third year as director of the CYMC Piano Programme.

Tickets for the UPEI recital are $15 and $10 for students and seniors and are available at the door or in advance by calling 566-0507 or by email at music@upei.ca.

Organizations: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Home Routes Vancouver Academy of Music Comox Valley Youth Music Centre CYMC Piano Programme

Geographic location: North America, Europe, New York City Manitoba Saskatchewan

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