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Instructor Biography

Lucy Wenger

City: Seattle

Instruments/Subjects: Piano

About Lucy Wenger:

Lucy Wenger
Lucy Wenger was born in New York City. She began studying piano at the age of 13 after moving to Tucson, Arizona. She attended Mills College in Oakland, California on a piano scholarship and studied there with Bernhard Abramowitsch and Darius Milhaud. During this time she had the honor to be chosen by Igor Stravinsky to perform at the International Stravinsky Festival in Berkeley, California.

During her years in California, Lucy's musical horizons were broadened through studies at Fontainebleau, France and master classes in England with Denise Lassimonne and Frank Mannheimer.

After receiving her B.A. degree, Lucy went on to earn an M.A in Music History from University of Oregon-Eugene. More graduate studies followed in the Doctoral Program at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Lucy has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where she played with the Fine Arts Quartet and recorded with flutist Israel Borouchoff.

Lucy Wenger's playing has an extraordinary ability to reach the listener, and has been called "warm and lyrical" with "great clarity and intensity."