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Pianist Hunter Noack & Chamber Music Northwest

July 13, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes pianist Hunter Noack and Chamber Music Northwest to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.


Pianist Hunter Noack was All Classical Portland’s inaugural Artist in Residence in 2019. In June 2022, Heinz records released his debut album, “In a Landscape,” which in its first week went to the top of Billboard’s classical music charts to make number one in Traditional Classical Music.

Hunter grew up exploring, hunting, fishing, and kayaking the rivers of Oregon, forming a strong connection to nature. He started piano at age 4 and by the fifth grade he was up at 4am to light a fire and practice piano before taking the bus to school. After intensive training at Interlochen Arts Academy, San Francisco Conservatory, University of Southern California (B.M.), and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (M.A.), Hunter returned to Oregon and founded IN A LANDSCAPE, which Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini praises as, “The most exciting classical music project in America. Hunter is making classical piano music relevant again.”

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Now in its 52nd season, Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events annually, including a flagship Summer Festival, year-round concerts, community activities, educational programs, broadcasts, and innovative collaborations with other arts groups. CMNW is the only chamber music festival of its kind in the Northwest and one of the most diverse classical music experiences in the nation, virtually unparalleled in comparable communities.

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