Of Swiss and Hungarian heritage, Heidi Lowy a native New Yorker, enjoyed a childhood enriched with extended stays abroad where she became fluent in German, French, and other European musical sensibilities. She began her early piano studies at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where she was a student of Leland Thompson, continuing at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of John Perry. Thereafter, she studied with Cecile Genhart at the Eastman School of Music graduating with a Master of Music degree as well as the Distinguished Performer's Certificate. Heidi Lowy also attended the Ecole d'Arts Americaines in Fontainebleau, France, where she studied Music Theory with Nadia Boulanger, and played Mozart and Ravel in the master classes of the renowned French pianist, Robert Casadesus. A Wulsin Fellowship recipient for Chamber Music at the Tanglewood Music Festival, she later studied privately with Leon Fleisher.
Her performing venues include Carnegie Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Beethovenhaus in Bonn, as well as concert halls in London, Paris, Singapore, and Honolulu. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra and has performed recitals in the US, Europe, and the Far East. She has also been a frequent guest, both as performer and commentator, on US National Public Radio and other classical radio stations in various countries.
Her discography includes Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas, and the Complete solo piano works of Maurice Ravel. Her piano transcription of Schoenberg's Verklaerte Nacht is noteworthy, since it marks the debut of the artist's original transcription of this monumental work for piano solo.
Heidi Lowy also gives master classes and other tuition, and is an adjudicator, and a frequent contributor to various music publications including Clavier Magazine.
M&V articles about Heidi Lowy
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Music & Vision articles by Heidi Lowy
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