Coimbra Piano Duo
The Coimbra Duo (Henchell and Morin) made their international debut with orchestra in Coimbra, Portugal as winners of the Special Prize “Francis Poulenc” at the 2018 Coimbra World Piano Competition. The concert featured the Two Piano Concerto of Francis Poulenc under Maestro Jose Eduardo and the Orquestra Classica do Centro.
Since Lana’s concerto debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony at age 13, she has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the University of Calgary Orchestra, the Calgary Civic Symphony, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra and the McGill Symphony.
Lana obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance with Marilyn Engle at the University of Calgary; and later went on to receive her Doctoral degree in piano performance from McGill University under the tutelage of Richard Raymond.
She has received top awards, grants and prizes throughout her career, including funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Max Stern Foundation. Some of her accolades include the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Rose Bowl, and top prizes in the International Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competitions, the Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Shean Piano Competition. Her First Prize win at the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Piano Competition (for contemporary Canadian music) led to a six-week concert tour across Canada.
Lana now teaches privately and sessionally at the University of Calgary; and is an avid adjudicator—giving masterclasses and clinics around the province. In recent years, she has served as a juror for the Honens ProAm Piano Competition and the Canadian Music Competitions, held across Canada.
Carmen Morin made her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Calgary Civic Symphony, and has been featured several times as guest soloist with orchestra in Canada. As a student she represented the Canadian Embassy in a performance tour in Mexico and Central America showcasing Canadian talent.
Carmen holds her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied with Dmitry Nesterov at Mount Royal University while pursuing her Diploma in Music Performance; and under the tutelage of Marilyn Engle and Charles Foreman in the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Calgary.
Carmen was a faculty member at Mount Royal University’s Conservatory between 2008-2013 before establishing Morin Music Studio in 2014. In addition to her role as a committed pedagogue, she enjoys her position as owner and executive director of Morin Music Studio Morin Music Studio, which now offers classical music instruction to over 700 students in Calgary.