UGA Piano Symposium

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The 2019 Piano Symposium will be happening on Saturday, January 26th in Edge Recital Hall at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. This event is free and open to the public! 

Special guest Dr. Catherine Kautsky will be teaching courses, as well as performing a recital on Friday, January 25th at 5:30 in Ramsey Hall. Dr. Kautsky, Chair of Keyboard at Lawrence University, is an award-winning pianist and teacher, and the author of Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque. 

Click HERE for a downloadable schedule!

The Symposium Schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:00 Session 1
Preparatory Repertoire for Impressionistic Music
with Pete Jutras and Martha Thomas

11:00-12:00 Session 2
Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque
Catherine Kautsky

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:00 Session 3 
Novel Sonorities: The Complete Debussy Etudes Part 1
Student Performance-Presentation

2:15-3:15 Session 4
1918 -1919: War, Peace, and the Piano
Catherine Kautsky

3:15-3:45 Session 5
Novel Sonorities: The Complete Debussy Etudes Part 2

 

Dr. Catherine Kautsky will be performing a piano recital on Friday, January 25th at 5:30 pm in Ramsey Hall. She is in residence at UGA through Saturday, where she will present at the 2019 Piano Symposium in Edge Hall. 

Catherine Kautsky, Chair of Keyboard at Lawrence University, has been lauded by the New York Times as “a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers … The music spoke directly to the listener, with neither obfuscation nor pretense.” She was the 2016 winner of the Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2013 winner of the university’s Faculty Convocation Award, and in 2017 she was honored with the George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Chair in Music. Her recent recording of the Debussy Preludes, released by Centaur in September, 2014, was said to “bring out all the power, majesty, and mystery of Debussy’s conception,“ and a recording of the complete Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano will soon be released by Centaur as well. Ms. Kautsky, whose teachers included Rosina Lhevinne, Gyorgy Sebok, Leon Fleisher, Martin Canin, and Gilbert Kalish, has concertized widely, performing in major halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, the Phillips Collection, Jordan Hall, and the Chicago Cultural Center. 

To read the rest of her bio, visit: lawrence.edu/conservatory/faculty/catherine_kautsky