Corinne Penner


Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Pianist Corinne Penner’s performances have taken her across Europe and the United States to venues such as Seiji Ozawa Hall, Museo del Violino, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and Colburn’s Zipper Hall. Her multi-faceted career embraces the solo piano, chamber music, and art song repertoire, with recitals at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Oxford International Song Festival, and other long-standing institutions. She is a grateful recipient of fellowships and other awards from the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Franz-Schubert-Institut. 

As a team, she and tenor Morgan Manifacier were awarded the 2022 John Kerr Award Duo Prize for their all-English recital program at Lauderdale House in London; she also holds prizes from the Cremona International Piano Competition and the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition, amongst many others. Penner has received generous grants from the Koch Cultural Trust and The Performing Arts Consortium for her artistic endeavors, and her recent performances have been broadcast on WMHT. Her principal teachers include Christina Dahl, Ann Schein, and Li-Shan Hung; she is also grateful for additional lessons with Gilbert Kalish and Peter Serkin and for the invitation to play in several masterclass series for Menahem Pressler. 

Penner holds a DMA in Piano Performance from Stony Brook University and recently joined the faculty at Baylor University’s School of Music. She was previously a Lecturer of Piano at the University of Nevada, Reno and coached chamber music at the Stony Brook Young Artist Program.