Katherine Dowling, Piano

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Henri Dutilleux - A Portrait from the Piano

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 pm
$25; $10 Students (Cash only at the door)
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“…the pianist Katherine Dowling gave crystalline performances, which balanced gestural expressiveness and careful attention to color.” - The New York Times

“…played with effortless incisiveness by Katherine Dowling.” - The Boston Globe

“The redoubtable Katherine Dowling once again returned to make short work of the technical challenges, and astonishingly once again played entirely from memory.” - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The evening’s finale, it produced the most electrifying performance, a tour de force by Katherine Dowling.” - The Berkshire Eagle


Petit air pour dormir debout (1981)

Au gré des ondes (1946)
I. Prélude en berceuse
II. Claquettes
III. Improvisation
IV. Mouvement perpetuel
V. Hommage à Bach
VI. Étude

Trois préludes (1973-1988)
I. D’Ombre et de silence
II. Sur le même accord
III. Le jeu des contraires


Résonances (1965)

Sonate pour piano (1950)
I. Allegro con moto
II. Lied
III. Choral et variations

Award-winning Canadian pianist Katherine Dowling has performed across North America and the United Kingdom. Equally compelling as a solo, collaborative, and ensemble performer, she holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.

Following two seasons as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, Dr. Dowling was awarded the Henri Kohn Memorial Prize and selected as pianist for the New Fromm Players (the contemporary ensemble-in-residence of the center). She joined Gruppo Montebello in 2011, an all-star chamber ensemble directed by Henk Guittart (Schoenberg Quartet); the group’s debut recordings appears on the Etcetera label, under the umbrella of New Arts International. Dr. Dowling is further familiar to audiences through her close association with The Banff Centre, where she has held numerous solo and collaborative residencies, as well as through her involvement with the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove.

Recent engagements include a cross-Canada tour with violinist Joshua Peters under the auspices of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, her solo debut with the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen at the Aldeburgh Festival, regular performances as a member of California-based ensemble Son à Trois, and appearances at the Ottawa, Regina, and Silicon Valley Chamber Music Festivals. She has enjoyed collaborating with esteemed artists including Marianne Pousseur, the Jupiter String Quartet, instrumentalists Shauna Rolston, Lara St. John, Joel Sachs, and Marc Destrubé, composers John Harbison, Anthony Cheung, Marco Stroppa and david lang, and visual artist Andrea Büttner.

She credits her teacher Gil Kalish, as well as Henri-Paul Sicsic and Janice Elliot-Denike, as the major influences in her musical life.

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