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The Art of the Piano: Sarah Hagen

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Toronto, ON M6R 2G5

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"Wonder Women!"

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 pm

$30; $10 Students

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“Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?” So pondered Clara Schumann, remembered as one of the finest pianists of all time. As part of her project, ”Wonder Women!", pianist Sarah Hagen delves into the compositions and stories of some of her favourite forgotten female composers. This recital will highlight works by 18th and 19th century composers, including a marvellous and rarely performed sonata by Marianne von Martinez.


Awarded as Ontario Contact’s 2017 Artist of the Year as well as the British Columbia Touring Council’s 2015 Artist of the Year, and mentioned by The Guardian (Charlottetown) as the Best Classical Performance of 2014, Sarah’s extensive touring has taken her across Canada, to Sweden, France, Germany and Italy, and twice to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. She has appeared as soloist with the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the West Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific, and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra. Her debut solo album, Glass House Dancing, was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards.


In 2013 she released her second album, Devoted: Music of Robert & Clara Schumann, featuring solo piano works and Clara Schumann’s Romances, Opus 22 with violinist Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her collaboration “Exultation” with Canadian Slam Poetry Champion Brendan McLeod explores Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 Preludes through poetry and storytelling and premiered to critical acclaim in February 2017. Sarah also tours a one-woman musical comedy show called “Perk up, pianist!” of which the Edmonton Journal wrote, “Her comic timing is as solid as her musical meter.” In addition, Sarah periodically writes wine reviews for her blog, “ARTIST WINES! - Uncorking musician-priced cellar secrets.

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“...the level of passion that Hagen possesses - when it comes to experiencing, interpreting and ex- pressing art - is something quite extraordinary. It does seem to be this deep level of artistic understanding, and ability to communicate on this level - either through words or through artistic expression - that truly sets her apart as a pianist and musical artist. ...it was immediately apparent that this would be a piano concert beyond the norm. ...Hagen is one of the most expressive piano players that I have ever seen perform. ” - The Guardian (Charlottetown)

“If all you wanted was a marvellously handled piece of difficult piano music, it would be hard to ask for more. Hagen did much more than just hit the notes in the right spots. [...] Hagen’s performance has made me reconsider my classical music likes and dislikes.” - Smithers Interior News

Mozart's D minor Fantasy K. 397, “played flawlessly by Sarah Hagen” - Review Vancouver

Hagen played “with great sensitivity and heart.” - Vernon Morning Star

“Her Bach and Haydn were outstandingly inventive” - University of Waterloo Gazette





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