Penny Lorenz came to her interest in the world of pipe organs from her experience as chairperson of the committee to replace the organ at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, Washington. The church and organ were destroyed by an arsonist in 1992. The result of that work was a magnificent 29-stop mechanical action instrument, built by Martin Pasi Organ Builders. After the installation of the organ in 1995, she began a recital series, “Trinity Artists at the Organ” which continues to present recitals each year. This led to her work, begun in 1998, as artist manager for internationally renowned organists.
Penny is also a professional bassoonist. She was a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra since its inception, and has performed frequently with the Auburn Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and other freelance work. She has also performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. She also plays baroque bassoon. Her musical studies were taken at San Francisco State University and the Manhattan School of Music.