Pianist Lynn Schugren began her studies at the age of 5 with Nadya Lorenz of Berkeley, a protégé of Claudio Arrau. In high school she attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara , and later was awarded a Ford Foundation Talent Award Grant to study at Mills College.
Ms. Schugren has had a long performance career, in both solo piano and chamber music.
She has been a regular guest at Old First Concerts, Crocker Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Julia Morgan Masters of the Piano Series, and more. Her concerts have been broadcast over KPFA, KQED and other classical stations. She has had a long term affiliation with Music in the Mountains as both a featured soloist and a chamber musician.
Ms. Schugren has long been a champion of new music and has played world and west coast premieres of several important American works. She commissioned The Dance of Shiva from Ken Durling, a well known bay area composer, which was broadcast live over KPFA.
Since moving back to Nevada County in 2006, Ms. Schugren has been involved performing with Music in the Mountains, the Nevada County Composers Cooperative, and the Young Composers Program of MIM, as well as in the bay area.
She currently has teaching studios in her home in Nevada City as well as in the bay area, and her students range from young competition winners to septuagenarians just learning to play.