Louis Nagel

photo by Kyle Murphy





Louis Nagel

featuring a pre-concert talk at 3:15 PM

  • $30 - THIS SECTION IS SOLD OUT! Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 - THIS SECTION IS SOLD OUT! Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Louis Nagel, piano

Event Details

After his memorable summer residencies on Mozart, Debussy, and Beethoven, Louis Nagel returns to the KCH stage to perform some of his favorite pieces.

This performance is made possible in part by awards from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


Variations in F minor Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B♭ major, D. 960 Franz Schubert
I. Molto moderato (B♭ major)
II. Andante sostenuto (C♯ minor)
III. [Scherzo] Allegro vicace con delicatezza (B♭ major)
IV. Allegro ma non troppo (B♭ major)

Louis Nagel

A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music and student of Rosina Lhevinne and Josef Raieff, Steinway Artist Louis Nagel has been performing before the public for over fifty years. He has played and taught at the University of Michigan since 1969, as well as the National Music Camp, the Sydney Conservatorium, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Donghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, and festivals in Vermont, Poland and Italy. He has performed numerous times in New York, including two recent concerts at Steinway Hall.

In demand as a performer, lecturer, and adjudicator, he has visited many college campuses in the United States including recent appearances at Texas Tech, Bowling Green (Ohio) University and Emory and Henry (Virginia) University. At last year’s National Music Teachers Association Convention, he presented a program entitled “Liszt: Composer of Other People’s Music” in honor of the composer’s 200th birthday. He is looking forward to presenting “Bach’s Bon-bons,” a program of Bach’s Six French Suites at next year’s National Music Teachers Association Convention in New York. He has performed concertos by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Tchaikowsky with orchestras in Berlin and Budapest. In Michigan he has collaborated three times with Charles Greenwell and the Southern Great Lakes Symphony and with Arie Lipsky and the Ann Arbor Symphony. He takes particular pride in his many concerts at the Ann Arbor Kerrytown Concert House. 

He has collaborated with his wife, psychoanalyst, psychologist, and musician Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the American Psychoanalytic Association. Exploring the close relationship between music and the mind, they have presented programs jointly on stage-fright, career problems, and selected works of works of great composers. 

Louis Nagel is winner of numerous prestigious prizes including the National Arts Club, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Geneva International Competition. His articles and reviews appear in The Juilliard Journal Online, The Journal Of The American Liszt Society, Clavier Magazine and Piano And Keyboard.

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