Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
began her piano studies at the age of three in Montreal. At four
she had her first professional engagement on the radio, and at five she
won her first piano competition. She studied with Abbey Simon at
the Juilliard School where she received her bachelor's and master's
degrees. She earned her doctorate in piano performance at Rutgers
University, where she also was awarded a teaching fellowship.
Ms. Acre has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including three Canada Council Grants and Fellowships to Tanglewood, Fountainebleau, and Banff. She was awarded full tuition scholarships at Juilliard from the William Petschek Piano Fund. She has won scholarships from La Fondation des Amies de l'Art. She has received the first prize at the Artists International Auditions in New York and was a winner of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra competition and Grand Prize winner at the Maidenhead Festival in England. She was a frequent winner of the Quebec Music Festival, the Canadian Music Competition and was a winner of the CBC Radio Talent competition.
Ms. Acre gave her New York debut in 1984 at Carnegie Recital Hall to great critical acclaim. This led to many engagements across Canada and the United States. Ms. Acre has performed in France, England, Belgium, Italy and many other countries across Europe. Her most recent Boston appearance was as a soloist with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall. She also performed Rachmaninoff Concerto #3 with the Civic Symphony and Tchaikovsky Concerto #1 with the Wellesley Symphony. Ms. Acre was a featured soloist with the Waltham Symphony in the 2010 and 2014.
Besides performing internationally as a solo artist Ms. Acre is a distinguished chamber musician and has performed numerous times at Lincoln Center in New York City. She has performed in many music festivals including those at Banff, Orford, Shaw, and Lanaudiere in Canada; Aspen, Bowdoin, and Tanglewood in the United States; and Fontainebleau, France.
A number of Ms. Acre's recitals have been broadcast on CBC Radio on the "Music from Montreal" series.
We welcome Ms. Acre to her first performance on this concert series.