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Pianist Jocelyn Dueck is known for her new music interpretations on the New York City circuit, premiering and commissioning works by composers Eve Beglarian, Lisa Bielawa, Tom Cipullo, Corey Dargel, Matthew Schickele, Daniel Felsenfeld, Judd Greenstein, John Glover, Daron Hagen, Gabriel Kahane, Libby Larsen, Gilda Lyons, Robert Paterson, Kevin Puts and Gregory Spears, to name a few. Jocelyn was a collaborator on the Billboard Chart-topper Five Borough Songbook, as well as its newly released second volume in 2017.
Jocelyn has done language preparation for the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann program, and served on the music staffs at Glimmerglass Opera and Seattle Opera. She has been on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, Bard, Mannes and NYU, doing language preparation for their opera departments as well as teaching diction and repertoire classes for singers and collaborative pianists.
Honors and awards include grants from the Classical Recording Foundation (the Sam Sanders Collaborative Piano award, 2016), Brooklyn Arts Council, Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections, American Composers Forum Encore, a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, and a Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade grant with her pianist sibling trio, Dueck Three for their concert tour of China.
Jocelyn received a BA in Piano Performance and DMA in Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation focused on the unpublished song cycles of Les Six composer Louis Durey. She is the leading expert on Durey’s songs in North America, having premiered the greater part of these cycles over the past decade. Jocelyn has just completed an album with Grammy award-winning producer Adams Abeshouse of the unpublished Durey songs, together with Jesse Blumberg, Bill Burden, Sidney Outlaw, and Adriana Zabala. It will be released through New Focus Recordings in May of 2017. A devotee of language study through music, Jocelyn is the founder of The Center for Language in Song, an institute dedicated to the art of song performance.
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