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Louise Costigan-Kerns

Louise Costigan-Kerns has performed internationally as a concert pianist, accompanist and conductor. Born in Blairmore, Alberta, she began studying the piano at age two and a half with her mother Beatrice Costigan. At age five she gave her first public recital and began competing in Alberta Music Festivals, where she was a consistent winner through high school. Ms. Costigan-Kerns earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studied piano with Irma Wolpe and Victor Rosenbaum, opera with John Moriarty and Boris Goldovsky and vocal repertoire with Allen Rogers. Besides teaching at New England Conservatory, Ms. Costigan-Kerns maintained an active performing career in Boston as a solo pianist with orchestras and as accompanist. She is also the Founding Director of the New England Conservatory Extension Division Opera Studio. Over the years she was a member of the Opera Department faculty at Boston University, piano faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy and Artist in Residence at Brandeis University. She moved with her family to the San Francisco Bay area and has since worked for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Francisco Symphony and Opera San Jose. Ms. Costigan-Kerns is active as a recital pianist, opera coach, conductor, and chamber music performer. She is on the music faculty of Notre Dame de Namur University. Ms. Costigan-Kern’s first solo piano CD “My Favorite Performances” was released in 2004. “Piano With Passion”, her second CD, was released in 2007 and “Into the Light”, her third CD was released in 2011. All are available on iTunes and cdbaby.com. In February 2013, she performed the Lou Harrison piano concerto with the Redwood Symphony. Ms. Costigan-Kerns can be seen performing Chopin Nocturne op. 27 no.2 on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEbx17Pc6RM