“Lust portrayed the music’s different moods and characters clearly and instantly…a true artist who can convey the message of the music.”

San Mateo Times

Eliane’s uncommon musical range and unique programming have garnered her award recognition from the California Arts Council as well as solo appearances in multi-media productions with the Marin Theatre Company, Ma Fish Dance Co and Chronique d’un Piano-Femme in Europe and the US. A captivating stage presence, Eliane’s visionary innovative programming, and remarkable audience rapport include presenting works of enormous range, from new solo American tangos composed for her, to speaking pianist pieces, to the traditional masterpieces of the classical piano repertoire.

 

Some of Eliane’s programs:

 

Love Notes:
The Piano Music of
Robert & Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann, Mazurka Opus 6 N. 5, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Opus 20
Robert Schumann, Davidsbündlertanze, Opus 6

Hot New Tangos

New American Tangos for solo piano by John Cage, Jeffrey Miller*, William Bolcom, Scott Pender*, Virgil Thompson, Ron McFarland*, Scott Joplin, Samuel Barber, Michael Sahl* Robert Elkjer*, William Schimmel,* Frederic Rzewski*, Robert Berkman*, Darius Milhaud, Dane Rudhyar*, Igor Stravinsky and more *composed for or premiere by Eliane

Schubert’s Lasts

Sonata in A Major, Opus Posthumous D. 959
Sonata in B-Flat, Opus Posthumous D. 960

La Valse Française

French waltzes for solo piano by Ravel, Chausson, Milhaud, Saint-Saens, Satie, Poulenc and Debussy

American Masters & Mavericks

American masterpieces for solo piano by Ives, Copland, Adams, Glass, Joplin, Tatum, Shere, Barber, Rzewski, Lang, Picker, Thomson, Gershwin, Gould, Godowsky, Cage, Gottshalk

Next-to-Last Sonatas —
Les Avants-dernières

Beethoven Sonata N. 31 in A-Flat, Opus 110
Satie Avant-dernières pensées, 1915
Schubert A Major Sonata, Opus Posthumous
Scriabin Sonata N. 9, Opus 68 “Black Mass”

Mendelssohn Songs Without Words

for solo piano, complete, 1830-45

Fantasie

Mozart c minor Fantasy, K. 475
Leo Ornstein Three Fantasy Pieces, 1960-61
Scriabin b minor Fantasie, 1900
Schumann Fantasy, Opus 17

The Last Three

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Opus 109, 110 and 111

Dances of the World

From Antilles, Brazil, France, Poland, Spain, Russia, USA, Norway, Spain, Hungary, Germany by Albeniz, Bartok, Bolcom*, Borodin, Brahms, Carlson, Chausson, Couperin, Debussy, Ginastera, Grainger, Granados, Guastavino*, Nazareth, Mompou, Muller*, Piazolla, Ravel, Rzewski*, Stravinsky, Thomson*, Villa-Lobos

*premiere by Eliane

Songs With and Without Words

Rzewski, Melodramas for a speaking pianist*
Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words (1830-45)

*premiere by Eliane

The Art of the Prelude

by Bach, Shostakovich, McFarland: Les Hommages*, Scriabin and/or Chopin

*premiere by Eliane

Lust plays Lude

Frederic Rzewski, 24 Ludes for piano* (90-91)
Frederic Chopin, 24 Preludes, Opus 28

*premiere by Eliane

Berceuse

Lullabies of the world from Brazil, France, Poland, Spain, Russia, USA, Norway and Germany
by Brahms, Brubeck, Couperin, Grainger, Grieg, Landowska, Mozart, Mompou, Persichetti, Carreno, Antheil, Janacek, Montfort*, Billy Joel, Shere*, Satie, Villa-Lobos

*composed for and premiere by Eliane

Prayer

Bach-Siloti, Gluck, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Picker, Lang, Liszt, Miller*

*composed for and premiere by Eliane

Piano with Spoken Word

Rzewski (texts by Oscar Wilde*,
Mother Goose* & more),
Schumann (texts by Hebbel, Shelley),
Liszt (texts by Tolstoi),
Philip Glass (texts by Ginsberg),
John Cage (texts by himself)

*premiere by Eliane