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Jana Luksts, piano

  • St. Andrew's Church 73 Simcoe Street Toronto, ON, M5J 1W9 Canada (map)

You done tore your playhouse down (1996) by James Erber

A tombeau ouvert (1997) by George Aperghis

selections from Strauzz-Walzer (1967 - 1989) by Michael Finnissy


Jana Luksts is a pianist fiercely dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music.

Always the contrarian, Jana continually seemed to have some part of her artistic-self refusing to fit inside the box. Purpose was found in being charged with bringing new works to life. She found no other process to be as wholly consuming.

While Jana is fixated upon many different schools of composition, she takes a special interest in the performance of New Complexity.  Specifically, how far can the performer stretch, bend and leap to execute exactly what is on the page? What tools can be used to make all things possible? The performer is always capable of more.

Earlier Event: October 18
Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp
Later Event: April 11
Maeve Palmer, soprano