Evelyne Luest

Rave Reviews!

“...played splendidly”

- The New York Times

“fine musicianship”

“...Luest finds the right amount of emotion, 

at times allowing the music to speak 

so powerfully for itself”

- Fanfare Magazine

“a virtuoso pianist sailing through 

complex demands”

“…impressive piano technique”

- The San Francisco Examiner

“soulful sophistication”

- The Sacramento Bee



EVELYNE LUEST has performed and toured in Europe, South America, Asia and the USA. She has won several competitions including the Artists International Competition in New York as soloist, as well as many awards with the Contrasts Quartet. 

Ms. Luest has performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy and on NPR’s St. Paul Sunday. Her many collaborations include such noted musicians as cellist Truls Mork, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, cellist Joshua Roman, the Lark Quartet, and the Daedalus string Quartet.. Her performances include festivals and concert venues in Norway, France, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, Canada and the US. Ms. Luest's long list of premieres includes compositions by Ned Rorem, Joan Tower, Aaron Jay Kernis and Lisa Bielawa. She studied with Gilbert Kalish at SUNY/Stony Brook, where she received an M.M. and D.M.A. in piano performances. Ms. Luest lives in New York City with her husband, Aaron Jay Kernis and their two children.

Rave Reviews

"An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Luest has been hailed in the San Francisco Examiner as a "virtuoso pianist sailing through complex demands …impressive piano technique" and in Fanfare Magazine for her "fine musicianship …Luest finds the right amount of emotion, at times allowing the music to speak so powerfully for itself". 

"...played splendidly"

- The New York Times

 "soulful sophistication" 

- The Sacramento Bee

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Evelyne Luest

235 West End Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York 10023, United States

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