Canadian pianist Nola Strand is praised for her sensitive musicianship and imaginative, colorful playing. She has been active as an accompanist and vocal coach in the DFW area for the past 6 years, focusing on art song and operatic repertoire, as well as works for clarinet and piano. She has attended numerous summer programs and has performed concerts across North America and in Austria. Nola is sought after as a competition pianist and her partners regularly win prizes in festivals and competitions.
Nola completed her Master' of Music in Collaborative Piano from UNT with Dr. Steven Harlos and Elvia Puccinelli, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Victoria where she received the prestigious TS McPherson entrance scholarship. In the fall of 2017 Nola was an Artist in Residence for the Pensacola Opera Company, where she performed Piazzolla's tango operetta and performed weekly outreach concerts.