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Washington Post: Pianist Lara Downes gives insightful performance of Czech composers

Washington Post: Pianist Lara Downes gives insightful performance of Czech composers

"Downes — who admitted that Korngold was “the new love of my life” — gave the thing an impassioned performance, but it was her insights into the more complex, understated and subtle works on the program that more deeply impressed."

Oregon Arts Watch: A Classical Pianist Creates 21st Century Opportunities

Oregon Arts Watch: A Classical Pianist Creates 21st Century Opportunities

While the stodgy classical world bemoans its diminishing cultural relevance, Lara Downes is embracing the 21st century. “I feel grateful to have grown up in a generation that has faced the absolute end of an era,” the Bay Area-based pianist says.