Pianist Owen Lovell has appeared as a soloist, a critically-acclaimed chamber musician, and new music advocate in fourteen U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Commercial releases include tracks with rock musician Kip Winger (2008, Frontiers Records) and ASCAP award-winning composer Randall Bauer (2015, Albany Records). Owen has performed in live broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio and Austin, Texas NPR affiliate, KUT-FM. He has worked with many prizewinning composers, most notably Lowell Liebermann, Michael Torke, Samuel Adler, Joan Tower, Dan Welcher, Eric Ewazen, David Maslanka, Denis Smalley, and Roberto Sierra. Owen maintains professional two-piano collaborations and performs as “Duo Paradox” with violinist Lynn Ledbetter on a regular basis, delighting audiences in settings ranging from community churches to the Kennedy Center.
Dr. Lovell earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His principal instructors included Boris Slutsky, Dr. Betty Mallard, Gregory Allen, and Julian Martin. Owen is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, having served actively on the executive board of its state and local affiliates.
Dr. Lovell is currently an Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area coordinator at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where his teaching duties include applied piano lessons, piano pedagogy, piano literature, class piano, and piano ensemble. Additionally, he is the piano review editor for Larry Fine’s “Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer” (www.pianobuyer.com), the standard consumer reference for piano shoppers. He previously served on the keyboard faculties of the University of Texas - San Antonio, Texas State University, and the Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University.