Classical, Broadway, Popular, Crossover from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Vocals details
Contact DetailsKaren Lee-Morlang
Performer, educator and impresario, Karen is well-loved and remembered for her exquisite playing, boisterous stage presence as well as her creative programming. Karen has become particularly well-known in Canadian communities for her collaborative skills at the piano and for championing art music for new audiences. Immediately after graduating with her second degree in Music from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, she taught as a Sessional Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the University for four years. During that time, she also won numerous international and local awards that enabled her to travel to Europe and North America for further studies with masters such as Rudolf Jansen, Elly Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Wolfgang Holzmair and many others. She has continued her work producing creative performances that incorporate music appreciation, theatrical elements and multi-disciplinary fields. In the last few years, she has performed for the International World Peace Forum, Festival Vancouver, CBC Radio, various Folk Festivals and has been touring in Canada and the U.S.
With her passion for reaching new audiences, Karen often organizes chamber music and vocal recitals around the West Coast as well in more rural communities. Karen has also directed recital and lecture series for the Vancouver Art Gallery, the UBC Main Library, and the University Women's Club, and in 2004 completed a three-year project with the UBC Learning Exchange in the Downtown Eastside producing and teaching the Music Appreciation 101 course. Karen coordinated the “Night Before the Opera” events at the Carnegie Center with the Vancouver Opera up until 2008, and now hosts the “Vancouver Public Library Recital Series”, a free monthly series for the general public. In 2007, Karen created and hosted a new mini-series called “Nuts & Notes” on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio One) as well as guest hosting on Westcoast Performance for CBC Radio Two. Her most recent endeavors include Koncert Kontinuum, which plays at Trinity United Church in Kitslano. Karen can be heard singing with the sassy soulful seven-woman acapella group, “The No Shit Shirleys”. Please visit www.karen.lee-morlang.com for Upcoming Performances!!!