Praised for her “imaginative …profound and mystical” playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative, and group piano, as well as piano pedagogy. She recently earned a DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. Prior to her time at UI, she was Assistant Director to Paul Wirth at the Central MN Music School.
In 2013 Ann received the MTNA-PTG Performance Study scholarship to work with Lowell Liebermann on his solo piano nocturnes. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan as the duo Kairos, she commissioned and premiered a new work at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013; reviews from this performance include “... they are all superb musicians as individuals and have a musical rapport as an ensemble...” and “... the exceptional performance from EP.” Past performances include venues in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and across the U.S., including the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music; upcoming performances include venues in Minneapolis, Seattle, and Sweden.
*commissioning new works, both solo piano and chamber works
*collaborating with musical partners in chamber music -- duos, trios, quartets, quintets
*collaborating with poets and visual artists for interdisciplinary projects