As part of Christ Church Cathedral's Emerging Artist Series, pianist Sarah Hagen performs Rachmaninoff's monumental Opus 32 Preludes. Also on the programme will be works by Haydn, Debussy, and Vancouver composers Jeffrey Ryan and Jocelyn Morlock.
"Her Bach and Haydn were outstandingly inventive this is a young woman ready to take interpretive risks." - University of Waterloo Gazette
"Exquisite phrasing and a refreshingly imaginative approach make her one to watch." - Marcia Adair, TheOmniscientMussel.com
Sarah Hagen - biography
Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her interpretations have been described as "outstandingly inventive," performed with "infinite skill."
Highlights of her current season include a recent performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC, recitals with Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, and a Home Routes tour from Flin Flon to Winnipeg with cellist Rebecca Wenham.
Since her move to Vancouver in 2011, Sarah has quickly become deeply involved with intricate projects inspired by urban vitality. She curates and performs on four recital series in BC, including two new morning concert series at the Surrey Arts Centre and the Evergreen Cultural Centre. She is the Artistic Director for Pro'ject Sound, a performance project involving live piano with large-scale projected images. An avid collaborator, Sarah performs with cellist Ariel Barnes, Trio Accord, Ballet Victoria, the Emily Carr String Quartet, among many others, and recently appeared as soloist with the Victoria Symphony.
Her solo album, Glass House Dancing, was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Sarah's motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge.
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