Joan Nagano, pianist, is a graduate of the music conservatories in Freiburg, Germany and in San Francisco, California. With an emphasis on chamber music, she has been coached by such noted musicians as Menahem Pressler and William Pleeth. A highly sought after musician in the Bay Area music community, Ms. Nagano’s performances have been broadcast locally on KQED and KPFA-FM radio and on Canadian national radio. In addition, she has made recital tours of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, French Polynesia, Mexico, Alaska, and Japan. Also active in new music performance, Ms. Nagano is a founding member of the Beaumont Ensemble and has performed with Composers, Inc., the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, New Music Works, and the Empyrean Ensemble. She also performs regularly with members of the various Bay Area orchestras, as well as with visiting artists from out-of-state and from abroad.