Born in 1944, Ursula Oppens is an American classical concert pianist. Oppens is renowned for her support of the music of American composers, including Anthony Braxton, Frederic Rzewski, Carla Bley, Peter Lieberson, Amy Williams, and Christian Wolff. As an orchestral guest soloist, Oppens has performed with virtually all of the world’s major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the American Composers Orchestra. She performed as one of the participating pianists at Bosendorfer Festival in the winter of 1976, which was a concert that served as a benefit for The Kitchen, conveying the breadth of expression possible with piano. In addition, Oppens participated in Burp: Soup and Tart Revisited at The Kitchen in 1991. For more information please visit