Michelle Cann, piano

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What the Critics are Saying

Seen and Heard International: July 7, 2021

“Cann has taken a special interest in the music of Florence Price and clearly believes in it. Beyond that advocacy, Cann also happens to be a masterful player with a commanding presence.”


Philadelphia Inquirer: February 17, 2021

“Pianist Michelle Cann is exquisite…A more stirring and authoritative performance [of Florence Price’s Concerto in One Movement] may not exist. It sets a standard.”


Classical Voice North America: November 19, 2018

“Cann owns [Price’s Concerto in One Movement] now, and experiencing her interpretation of the captivating score was a highlight…The performance was stunning in its beauty.”


KnoxTNToday.com: May 18, 2018

“She has a fluid playing style that makes getting up and down the keyboard flow with ease and grace…In Cann’s performance…the audience was captivated.”

Recent News

Classical Post: August 25, 2021

Michelle Cann Made It to the Curtis Institute Faculty Helping Others Along the Way: Extraordinary Pianist is Acknowledged for Her Achievements


Sphinx Organization: July 26, 2021

Sphinx Organization Announces Recipients of the 2022 Sphinx Medals Of Excellence, Which Celebrate Musicians of Color


6ABC News: February 22, 2021

Pianist Michelle Cann makes history playing music composed by Black pioneer


WHYY: February 20, 2021

‘Why have I never heard of this?’: Phila Orchestra revives America’s first Black woman composer


Philadelphia Inquirer: November 17, 2020

Curtis Institute names pianist Michelle Cann to new chair honoring legendary professor Eleanor Sokoloff


Curtis Institute of Music: November 17, 2020

Michelle Cann Named Inaugural Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music


WUOT: May 16, 2018

Michelle Cann Celebrates The Legacy Of Florence Price



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