Carolyn Enger

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  • New York, NY

Lauded for her sensitive, nuanced playing, American pianist Carolyn Enger is a musician who consistently entrances her audiences. MusicWeb International praised her playing as “thoughtful and sensitive… expressive… She plays with fine nuance and tone shading.” Fanfare wrote, “Enger’s dynamic control and emotional sensitivity complement her keen sense of timing and proportion.” She has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, The National Gallery of Art, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Tenri Cultural Center and Spectrum. With her keen interest in performing new works by American and Israeli composers, Ms. Enger’s recital programs often feature music by Ned Rorem, Lowell Liebermann, Betty Olivero, Avner Dorman and Lior Navok. Her interest in distinctive concert experiences has led Ms. Enger to explore a multimedia concert program about World War II which combines music, literature and images that focus on the lives of Mischlinge – half-Jews, in Germany, before, during and after the Holocaust. On the occasion of composer Ned Rorem’s 90th birthday (October 23, 2013), Naxos released the recording of his collections, Piano Album I and Six Friends, on its American Classics series. Many of these works were world-premiere recordings. About this album, Anthony Tommasini, Chief Music Critic of The New York Times, wrote: “This year the classical music critics of The New York Times had plenty of options when selecting their favorite recordings of 2013….Among the 90th Birthday tributes this year to the essential American composer Ned Rorem, this recording especially stands out. The fine pianist Carolyn Enger plays Mr. Rorem’s complete Piano Album l, a collection of tender yet pungent miniatures written for friends, intimates and personal occasions from 1978-2001.” Ms. Enger is a Steinway Artist.