Clara Schumann: Piece Fugitive no. 3
24 Quatre Pieces Fugitives Op. 15_No
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performs both nationally and internationally and has recorded four commercial albums. Legendary musician Nadia Boulanger praised her as a “real pianistic talent with deep musical understanding.” Her pioneering performances of music by women composers have won several awards including a Certificate of Honor from the Third International Congress of Women in Music. For five consecutive years, she was selected as a Touring Artist by the California Arts Council. In addition to concerts in the United States, Germany and France, Nancy has also lectured regularly on the symphonic repertoire for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Upbeat Live series, the Pasadena Symphony and Pacific Symphony orchestras. She was a long-time member of the piano faculty at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. Nancy holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Certificate in Piano, Theory and Analysis from the American Conservatory of Fine Arts in France.
Nadia Boulanger, France
“Nancy Fierro is a real pianistic talent. Her playing is indeed most musical, well articulated—the form coming to light quite naturally. Her deep understanding penetrates all the implications of the works she performs.”
Ruch Muzyczny (Polish Music Magazine)
“The debut of the album (Riches and Rags) was very successful because of the combination of valuable artistry and educational aspects. (All the music on this disc) has found extraordinary interpretation from Nancy Fierro. This is an artist endowed with temperament, exhibiting good technical ease and knowledge of styles.”
Los Angeles Times
“Nancy Fierro played the diverse program of women’s music with consistent aptness, both technically and interpretively. She deserves much praise not only for her playing, but for reviving these unjustly neglected work."
Ventura Star Free Press
“Soloist Nancy Fierro performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor with a delicate balance of passion and strength. She gave the concerto a scale that belied her size, yet was perfectly proportioned and elegantly conceived. The pianist illuminated the work with interpretive insights and evoked a sustained intensity.”
Sheila Shea, Executive Director Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, Ohio
“Nancy Fierro was splendid—both at the piano and as the narrator for the program. She has a wonderful presence on the stage and an amazing rapport with an audience.”