January 22, 2021
Nadia Bohachewsky Sorée, harpsichord
La famille Couperin
Harpsichordist NADIA BOHACHEWSKY SORÉE began her formal piano training at the age of six at the Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division. Soree continued her studies at Rutgers University with Ilana Vered and received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a pupil of Martin Canin. As a pianist, she won prizes in numerous competitions, including first prize in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions, and third prize at the Kosciusco Foundation Chopin Competition. While pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rutgers University, Soree turned her attention to the harpsichord, studying with Charlotte Mattax Moersch. As a harpsichordist, Soree was a laureate of the harpsichord competition “Musica Antiqua” in Brugge, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention. She also received the Jurow Award at the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society International Competition and won First Prize at the J.S. Bach International Harpsichord Competition in Montreal. Soree’s professional life took a different turn when she embarked on a legal career, receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. Soree practiced in the Office of the Legislative Counsel for the United States House of Representatives, after which she joined the faculty of St. Thomas University School of Law, where she served as a Professor of Law. In 2018, Soree returned to the harpsichord, and is currently a doctoral student and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, under the guidance of Dr. Brad Bennight. Through her harpsichord career, she has enjoyed the opportunity to study, in master classes and privately, with prominent harpsichordists such as Gustav Leonhardt, Kenneth Gilbert, Davitt Moroney, and most recently, with Catalina Vicens. This past March, Soree made her West Coast recital debut as part of the MusicSources concert series in Berkeley, California.