Featured Artist 3/23/20 – 3/29/20.
We continue our celebration of Women’s History Month on CMI Streaming with this week’s featured artist, pianist Kate Boyd. An active soloist and chamber musician, Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places throughout the US, Greece, Ireland and Canada.
A passionate advocate for the music of our time, Boyd has performed many world premieres, including James Woodward’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble. Her first solo CD consists of previously-unrecorded works for solo piano by composers Daniel Koontz, Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, Howard Frazin and John Halle. Her second CD, consisting of works by John Cage, was met with critical acclaim and has received more than 100,000 digital downloads and streams to date.
Boyd is currently a faculty member at Butler University and has appeared as a soloist with each of the University’s large ensembles in performances ranging from Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. She is also active as a conference clinician and has presented lectures and workshops at state, regional, and international conferences, including the International John Cage Conference in Malaysia, the European Piano Teachers Association Conference in Germany, the College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference, and various state conferences. She is in demand as an adjudicator, and has judged for many events, including the ISSMA state competition, the MTNA Southern Division Competitions, and Stickley Piano Competition.
Connect with CMI Streaming’s Local Classical channel this week for music performed by Kate Boyd.