BIOGRAPHY

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 later in London was a finalist in the RCM’s concerto trials.

 

In Australia, she appears regularly as a concerto soloist, performing the Grieg Concerto in A minor, Mozart Concerto in D minor, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Mozart Concerto in E flat and Beethoven Concerto in G Major. In 2020, she will be directing performances of Bach Keyboard Concerto in D Minor and Finzi Eclogue for Piano and Strings from the keyboard.

 

In 2007, Katherine won the Liederfest Accompanist Prize and travelled to the UK to tutor on an international master course for pianists. She has performed countless art song recitals, with singers like Margaret Haggart, Shu Cheen Yu, Bradley Cooper, Michael Smallwood, David Hobson, and many more.

 

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.

 

In 2017, she toured the Eastern seaboard and South Australia in 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 has been Principal Pianist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for three years, most recently performing in the Westlake Oboe Concerto with Diana Doherty.

 

Katherine is a recording artist with MOVE Records and is featured on albums with Shu-Cheen Yu and Peter Sheridan. She can be heard on recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM.

Katherine maintains two busy teaching studios - one in Sydney, the other in Canberra. 

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