Jane Solose’s music career as a featured piano concerto soloist, solo recitalist, chamber musician, duo pianist and master teacher has taken her to Korea, Japan, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Argentina, Canada, and around the U.S. A native of Niagara Falls, Canada, she is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Dr. Solose received her DMA from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded their prestigious Performer's Certificate and was David Burge’s first teaching assistant.
Dr. Solose is listed on the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. Her three solo CDs were released by Capstone Records, Eroica Classical Recordings and Ravello Records. She is a past winner of the CBC Radio Music National Competition in Canada and received special commendation at the International Vienna Modern Masters Performers Recording Award Competition.
Kansas Public Radio broadcast her recital in the 2017 “Great Spaces” concert series at Grace Cathedral in Topeka. In 2016 she judged the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition in Bucharest, Romania, where she also presented master classes. Dr. Solose toured Eastern Europe in 2011, presenting solo recitals and master classes in Bulgaria and Hungary, and performing at the World Piano Conference in Serbia. In 2005 she presented solo recitals, lectures and master classes in South Korea, and performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Gwangu Symphony. She has performed and presented at College Music Society conferences in Austria, Argentina, Japan and in the U.S., at American Liszt Festivals and Alan Walker’s Great Romantics Festival in Canada. Her articles have been published in the journals 20th Century Music, Clavier and American Music Teacher.
Duo Solose, a duo-piano collaboration with her sister, Kathleen have performed to enthusiastic ovations. In 2008 they were invited to perform in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and at Sheremetev Palace. In 2003 they toured Hungary, presenting concerts, master classes and lectures at universities and conservatories throughout the country. The sisters have premiered works at new music festivals in the U.S. and Canada, including the Now Music Festival in San Rafael, California and the Prairie New Music Festival in Regina, Canada. The sisters have been broadcast nationally on CBC Canada's "Encore", "Chamber Music at Noon", "Ambience" and for National Public Radio in the U.S. Their CD of duo piano works was released by Eroica Classical Recordings.
After serving 40 years as a music educator, Dr. Solose retired as Professor of Piano and Keyboard Coordinator of Chamber Music from the Conservatory of Music and Dance, The University of Missouri-Kansas City. She previously served on the piano faculty at Bowling Green State University and The University of North Dakota in the U.S., and Brock University, The University of Western Ontario, Western Ontario Conservatory of Music and Medicine Hat College in Canada. Former students of Dr. Solose have received high honors and awards in competitions, and pursued academic and performing careers. Many currently hold teaching positions at universities and colleges worldwide.
Currently residing in Florida, Dr. Solose recently discovered the beauty, magic and science of fluid art and enjoys creating very colorful, unique pieces. Check out her page devoted to abstract fluid art here.