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BIOGRAPHY

Katherine Day's profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her artstic path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.

 

Katherine Day is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Royal College of Music.

 

In 1999, she won the VCA concerto competition and finalist in the RCM’s concerto trials 2002. In 2007, Katherine won the Liederfest Accompanist Prize and travelled to the UK to tutor on the 2008 and 2009 Frensham Heights international master course for pianists, assisting master pianist Julian Jacobson. She has performed countless art song recitals, with singers Margaret Haggart, Shu Cheen Yu, Bradley Cooper, Michael Smallwood, David Hobson, and Alteouise DeVaughan.

 

In 2016, Katherine curated and performed in Canberra's Satie Festival, organising ten pianists to perform the marathon work Vexations at the National Portrait Gallery. This performance received national coverage on ABC TV.

 

Katherine toured the Eastern seaboard and South Australia in 2017 for Promac Production’s Mikado and La Prima Opera’s Encore, was soloist in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the National Capital Orchestra and with Melbourne New Orchestra. As an orchestral pianist, Katherine was Principal Pianist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for three years, most recently performing in the Westlake Oboe Concerto with Diana Doherty.


Katherine appears regularly as a concerto soloist, performing the Grieg Concerto in A minor, Mozart Concerto in D minor, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, F. X. Mozart Concerto in E flat and Beethoven Concerto in G Major. Katherine is also sought after as a chamber musician, recently performing arias, lieder, duos, and trios in Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and rural NSW.

 

2023 saw her performing with: mezzo soprano Alteouise DeVaughan, sopranos Ellen McNeill and Olivia Swain; cellist William Howard; violinists Kirtley Leigh, Khalida de Ridder, and Linda Gilbert. Katherine performed in July with soprano Sarah-Louise Owens for Art Song Canberra, and in Melbourne for Vienna based violinist Russell MacGreggor. In February, Katherine appeared as a soloist for Narooma's Montague Artist series and the Sapphire Coast Music Society. She performed the same programme in August for the Vivace Berrima Series and St Staphen's Macquarie St Sydney. Katherine's final appearance in 2003 was in recitals, masterclasses and competitions for the Australian Flute Festival.

2024 sees Katherine touring regional NSW, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, and Wagga Wagga in solo, chamber and art song recitals. She released her first solo album of miniatures by Krenek, Joachim, Granados and Mozart on the MOVE label, where she is also featured on albums with Shu-Cheen Yu and Peter Sheridan. She can be heard on recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM.Details of Katherine's future appearances can be found here.

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