Luciane Cardassi is a versatile pianist and creative artist. 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 currently lives in Banff, Canada. The beautiful surroundings of the Rocky Mountains inform and inspire her creative practice.