Recognized for her “tender lyricism” (The Washington Post), yet not afraid to shout, swing her foot onto the piano or don fingerless gloves if the music demands it, pianist Francesca Hurst divides her playing evenly between classical and contemporary music. Passionate about connecting with the audience, she loves giving salon-style concerts in small, intimate venues.
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DAILY DOSE OF PIANO
A little musical medicine, if you will.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I shared 100 piano pieces, one piece each day, to bring some music and beauty into the world.
There's something magical about live performance, those moments that transcend time and space, where the audience experiences the artist becoming one with the music. I strive to create these moments
in all of my performances.
Flutist Robert Cart and I met as Fellows in the Contemporary Ensemble at The Atlantic Music Festival, and are now performing in the US and abroad. We perform a mix of new music and more traditional repertoire.
I love premiering pieces because I get to present brand new music to the world! It's incredibly exciting, and a big responsibility, and I do my best to understand the music and convey its message to the audience. I cherish interacting with composers to expand my comprehension of the music.
As a Contemporary Ensemble fellow of the 2021 Atlantic Music Festival, we premiered over 50 works in the span of 6 weeks!