Praised for expressivity, virtuosity, and committed playing, Canadian collaborative pianist Laura Loewen has appeared in concerts throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and South America. Dedicated to sharing her passion for ensemble playing and coaching, she is Professor of Collaborative Piano and the Vocal Coach at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music, where she was recently named the Associate Dean. She was a founding faculty artist of VISI (Vancouver International Song Institute) and is a long-time member of the faculty of Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, Alberta. An extremely versatile pianist, Loewen has performed extensively with singers, instrumentalists, and chamber ensembles. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying/Coaching from the University of Minnesota, where she was a fellowship student of Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack.