Mari-Elizabeth Morgen

Mari-Elizabeth Morgen. Pianist, b Kitchener, Ont, 11 Dec 1944; ARCT 1962, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1967, B MUS (Juilliard) 1970, M SC (Juilliard) 1971. She was a pupil of Gordon Hallett at the RCMT.

Morgen, Mari-Elizabeth

Mari-Elizabeth Morgen. Pianist, b Kitchener, Ont, 11 Dec 1944; ARCT 1962, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1967, B MUS (Juilliard) 1970, M SC (Juilliard) 1971. She was a pupil of Gordon Hallett at the RCMT. She won the concerto competition for three consecutive summers at the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Mich. After studies at the University of Toronto with Jacques Abram and Pierre Souvairan she won first prize in the 1968 J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington, DC, with an unprecedented mark of 100 per cent. She was the recipient of several Canada Council bursaries. While studying at the Juilliard School with Ilona Kabos and Rosina Lhévinne she won (1970) the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. The award included a Town Hall debut 23 Nov 1970. Subsequently she appeared widely in Canada and the USA in concert and on radio and TV as a recitalist and with orchestras. In 1972 Morgen moved to Cambridge, Mass, where she still resided in 1991.