B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
M.M., Northwestern University
The Mozarteum Academy, Salzburg, Austria
The Juilliard School of Music
Louanne Fuchs Long, distinguished teacher and performer, is Artist Professor of Piano at the University of Redlands. Students of Professor Long populate the globe as successful performers, influential educators and prominent musical leaders. Her students are consistent prizewinners, frequently appearing in performance with local, national and international orchestras. In 2005 former student and concert artist Sylvia Ng established a school of piano in Singapore in Professor Long’s name.
Long is a frequent adjudicator for advanced and professional competitions. At the University of Redlands she is past Assistant Dean of the School of Music and has held the position of Acting Dean.
As a performer, Louanne Long is a founding member of the Fuchs Duo, an acclaimed brother-sister violin and piano team. She has performed internationally in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States as soloist and chamber artist as well as soloist with orchestra. Long's performing career began as a seven-year-old prizewinner in the Royal Canadian Competition and Music Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Further prizes as a young teen resulted in solo concerto appearances with Chicago area orchestras, and in Michigan at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Such rich early experiences led to a series of rigorous European concert tours as soloist and chamber artist before the age of twenty.
In her extensive career, Louanne Long has collaborated in recital with many prominent musicians, including her brother, violinist Richard Fuchs, with whom she has been performing internationally since 1981. The pair has been active in promoting the works of living composers, including multiple commissions and world premieres. Among the awards granted the celebrated Fuchs Duo was an invitation from the Chinese Arts Council and a generous grant from the Shigeru Kawai Foundation enabling the sister and brother to present a series of major recitals and master classes in Asia. In recent years, with the addition of celebrated cellist James Fittz, the Fuchs Trio was established. Presently the Fuchs Trio is in the process of transcribing the tangos of Astor Piazzolla and his band for Piano Trio.
Additional honors and awards include the presentation of a special commendation to Louanne Long from the Governor of California George Deukmejian for outstanding accomplishment in the field of music. She was named “Woman of the Year in the Arts” by Redlands Town and Gown, and her colleagues at the University of Redlands have twice presented her with the Teacher of the Year Award. Her name appears in Who's Who Among American Teachers.
Louanne Long holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University. She has taken additional study at the Juilliard School of Music, and the Mozarteum Music Academy in Salzburg, Austria. Influential teachers have included Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Irwin Freundlich, Aube Tzerko, Gui Mombaerts, Roselyn Tureck, Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose (in chamber music), among others.
Major professional affiliations include MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California), MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), CAPT (California Association of Piano Teachers), and the national honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.
“In Search of Mozart: translating Mozart on the modern piano.”
“Chopin and Polish Nationalism: understanding Chopin through his Mazurkas.”
“What Makes Spanish Music Spanish?”
“Around the World on 88 Keys.”
“The Practical Application of Alfred Cortot’s Rational Principles of Piano Technique in the Piano Studio. “
“Right Brain/Left Brain Teaching Strategies.”
“Dyslexia: Diagnosing and Helping Students with Learning Disabilities.”
“Can Stage Fright Ever Be Useful?”
“How an Understanding of Temperament Theory Can Lead to More Effective Teaching.”
“The Pianist’s Challenges in Performing Chamber Music.”
“Developing the Authentic Sound of Astor Piazzolla in a Piano Trio Arrangement.”
“Achieving Textural Transparency in the Performance of Works for Multiple Pianos.”