Junior/Intermediate Piano: Ms. Sandra Mogensen
Canadian pianist Sandra Mogensen is equally at home performing as a solo pianist, and with singers in recital. She has performed in Canada, the U.S.A., Denmark, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Iceland, and Austria. Sandra has an ArtDip in Piano Performance from Western University, and a MMus from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, USA. She also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Sandra has many years of experience as a pedagogue both independently and at institutions in Canada, the U.S., Denmark, and Sweden. In addition to piano teaching, Sandra is well-known as a vocal coach and repetiteur. A former Senior Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations department, she has also adjudicated at music festivals across Canada for nearly twenty years.
Since 2006, Sandra has specialized in the music of Edvard Grieg, and has recorded three albums of Grieg’s solo paino music, and a fourth record which also includes Grieg’s songs to Vinje’s texts. Her current project “En pleine lumière” focuses on bringing to light piano music written by women composers from the 19th and 20th centuries through a series of recordings and concerts. Sandra is also drawn to the music of recent and living composers. She enjoys developing programming ideas that reinvent and reinvigorate the recital format and heighten the listener’s experience of connection, relevance and meaning, such as in her meditative program: Solace Solace.