Luciane Cardassi is a versatile pianist and creative artist, a noted performer of new music who regularly premieres works by emerging and established composers from around the world. She earned a doctorate in contemporary music performance from the University of California, San Diego.

For 20 years she has been exploring the contemporary music world through collaboration and performance. Her resulting repertoire includes numerous premieres and close collaborations with composers, performers and other artists from around the world. Luciane is an innovator, always ready for adventures in the frontiers of experimental music or collaborative inter-arts projects. Her irrepressible enthusiasm for these realms leads to concert programs offering an array of innovative and stimulating works for piano – pieces which often include her voice, electronics, video, improvisation, and storytelling.

Luciane is an avid supporter of new music from her home country, Brazil, as well as her adopted country, Canada. She has dual citizenship, proud of her contributions to the music scenes in both countries, bringing their music to the international milieu.

Beyond performing the music being created today, Luciane also researches and performs major piano pieces of the 20th Century for new audiences. Luciane Cardassi earned a Doctorate in Contemporary Music from the University of California, San Diego. Her main teachers have been Aleck Karis, Ney Fialkow, Celso Loureiro Chaves and her piano teacher of many years, Heloisa Zani, a major influence upon Luciane’s music making.

Luciane lives in Banff, Canada. She is the pianist of the “Rubbing Stone Ensemble”, from Calgary.  Her artistic practice has been generously funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, CAPES Brazil Foundation and The Banff Centre. The beautiful surroundings of the Rocky Mountains inform and inspire her creative practice.

October 21, 2017  |  The Rockeys Duo

May 13 2015  |  National Music Centre