Evelyne Luest

Luest, Evelyne

Pianist Evelyne Luest, wife of composer Aaron Jay Kernis, is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician and has performed and toured in Europe, South America and the USA. She has won many competitions and awards including the Artists International Competition in New York and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Los Angeles with the Bay Piano Trio. Ms. Luest has performed as soloist at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy and on the Saint Paul Sunday national radio show. She recently toured a recital of Women Composer’s works in Texas and New York. Her long list of local and world premieres include compositions by Joan Tower, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Jay Kernis, Michael Torke, Ben Weber, Ralf Yttrehus, Jing Jing Lou and Sheila Silver. Currently the main coordinator and pianist of the Eberli Ensemble, Ms Luest has also performed with the Lark Quartet, An Die Musik, Musicians’ Accord, CYGNUS, New York Women Composers, and Composers Concordance. Ms. Luest’s recent CD releases include solo works on CRI and Phoenix USA as well as chamber works on North/South Recordings, North Pacific Music, and Phoenix USA. She studied with Gilbert Kalish at SUNY Stony Brook where she received an M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance. She is currently on the faculty at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York.

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