Pianist Lora Kolean of the Hope College music faculty will present a recital Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m. with the live performance available for viewing online at hope.edu/live.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, in-person attendance is being limited to a small campus audience.
Kolean will be performing “Op. 34,” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Transcendental Etude No. 11,” by Franz Liszt; and “Sonata No. 1, Op. 22,” by Alberto Ginastera.
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. Besides teaching and performing, Kolean judges piano competitions in Michigan. She is also the Music Teachers National Association Michigan Young Artists Competition Coordinator; 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.