Dr. Anne Louise-Turgeon
Musician in Residence
Canadian pianist, Anne Louise-Turgeon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto (1989) and an Eaton Award for top graduate. That same year she joined the keyboard faculty at Algoma University College in Ontario, Canada. She completed graduate studies at Yale University School of Music, earning her Master of Music (1993), Master of Musical Arts (1994), and Doctor of Musical Arts (2000) degrees in piano performance, as well as the school’s highest graduating honor, the Dean’s Award. Dr. Turgeon also holds a Master of Arts Degree (2009) in composition from Florida Atlantic University.
As soloist, Dr. Louise-Turgeon has taken prizes in the Cleveland and Sydney International Piano Competitions, a Government of Canada Award for Achievement in the Arts and an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Award for advanced solo studies. She appears on Albany Records performing solo piano music by Ezra Laderman. With her husband, Edward, Dr. Louise-Turgeon has appeared at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall’s “Weill Recital Hall”, Music Toronto, Hamilton Philharmonic, Massey Hall (Toronto), New World Symphony Orchestra, Minsk Philharmonic, Festival Miami, FIU Stravinsky Symposium, Esprit Orchestra, Sanibel Chamber Festival, Norfolk Chamber Festival, Austin Chamber Festival, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, San Francisco International Chamber Festival, Montreal International Two Piano Festival, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), Chicago International Two Piano Festival, Salkind Two Piano Festival, Festival Duettissimo, Dranoff Foundation and the World Piano Conference. She has given world premiere performances of works by Copland, Corigliano and Pauk. Radio and television appearances include ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.), Netherlands Public Radio, CBC I & II, “Arts National”, NPR “Performance Today”, BBC I & II, WGBH Boston, WPR, WFMT Chicago, MPR, and the PBS documentary “Two Pianos – One Passion”. As a member of Duo Turgeon, Dr. Louise-Turgeon took first prize in the International Schubert Competition (Czech Republic) and the Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. Her recordings on Vanguard Classics, Marquis Classics, Marquis/EMI, Dranoff Foundation, ClassXdiscs, and Albany labels have received acclaim, including 5 out of 5 from la Scena Musicale, CBC “Sound Advice”, Les Grandes Pianistes et le Piano, Wholenote Magazine, Musicweb, and Soundstage. Dr. Turgeon’s performances and recordings have appeared on classical top ten lists.
Dr. Louise-Turgeon has been a member of the Royal Conservatory (Toronto) College of Examiners, and faculty member at Mount Holyoke College, Yale University, Algoma University College, Algoma Conservatory, and the Harid Conservatory. Dr. Turgeon serves as Co-President of the World Piano Teachers Association, Florida chapter, keyboard faculty and ensemble-in-residence member at Florida Atlantic University. She has served as adjudicator for regional, national, and international competitions, including the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and the Canadian Music Competition.
Dr. Louise-Turgeon’s upcoming judging includes the Chicago Liszt 200 International Competition, and the Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition (Serbia).