The Hope College Faculty Recital Series will feature pianist Lora Kolean on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Kolean will be performing “Dance Suite,” by Béla Bartók, “Sonata No. 31, Op. 110,” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Widmung,” by Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt, “Ständchen von Shakespeare,” by Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt, and “Theme of Corelli, Op. 42,” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Kolean is an assistant professor of music and head of the keyboard area at Hope, where she has taught since 2001. She teaches applied piano lessons and various classes, including Piano Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano and Piano Literature. In recent years she taught beginning and intermediate piano classes for the college.
She studied for three years at Accademia Musicale Umbra in Perugia, Italy. She received her Master of Music degree from Western Michigan University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Hope College.
Kolean has been a finalist or won several local competitions and has worked with numerous well-known artists in master classes and festivals, including performances at Festival Musicale Savinese in Monte San Savino, Italy.
She has performed through a variety of recital series at Hope and as a soloist with the college’s Symphonette. Within the West Michigan community, she has appeared with the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, the First Reformed Church Free @ 3 Series, in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Recital Series in Saugatuck and with the Amici Trio.
Besides teaching and performing, Kolean judges piano competitions in Michigan. She also serves on the Executive Board of Holland Piano Forum and directs the Holland Piano Club, and helps with the children’s-education program at her church.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.