MORGAN LOVELL MUSIC
improviser • composer • cellist
Morgan Lovell is a composer and cellist based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Morgan received her Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019.
Since moving to Waterloo Region, Morgan has performed in many concerts hosted by local arts organizations, most notably with NUMUS Concerts and Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound. In 2018, Morgan was the winner of the sixth annual NUMUS Emerging Improviser Contest. And, in 2021 Morgan had the opportunity to perform a new work composed by the organizations' founder, Peter Hatch, as a part of the online concert Reflections: NUMUS turns 35.
Morgan is currently a member of the board of directors for the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound and shares in the passion of bringing exciting musical programming to the region.
Morgan is a versatile performer, having experience in classical, contemporary, improvisatory, pop, rock and folk music. She has performed newly written chamber works by both Canadian and International composers. Morgan has also performed as a soloist, most recently in an online concert featuring emerging artists presented by NUMUS Concerts and Picanto (https://www.picanto.ca/en/playing/numus-presents-emerging-artist-showcase).
Morgan has recorded and performed with local indie/rock artists, most recently with Rachel Hickey on her debut EP “Getting by” and with Amanda Lowry on her EP “Find Your Light.” She is also member of the indie/folk band Halloween Animals (formerly Safe as Houses), with whom she has performed at numerous venues and festivals across southern Ontario.
Morgan has arranged and performed numerous pop/rock songs for weddings and various events, and enjoys incorporating looping and effects pedals in her cello playing.
Morgan is also a skilled composer, having written music for local ensembles Ekleipsis Guitar Trio, Bent Brass Trio and for her peers and Wilfrid Laurier University. She was a member of a collective of composers called The Yacht Club, with whom she created and presented concerts of contemporary music at various venues in Waterloo Region. Morgan draws from her interest in improvisation to bring elements of spontaneity to her compositions, and enjoys exploring the boundaries between composer and performer.