Pianist Katherine Chi, firmly established as one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, has performed throughout Europe and North America to great acclaim. “Ms Chi displayed a keen musical intelligence and a powerful arsenal of technique,” notes the New York Times.
Recent performances include appearances with the Vancouver, Edmonton, and Victoria Symphonies, the Calgary and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestras, CBC Radio Orchestra, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, I Musici de Montreal, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and Toronto Sinfonia, as well as concerts at the Library of Congress and Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.
Sought after as a concerto soloist of musical and technical distinction, Katherine Chi is noted for the breadth of her repertoire. While hailed for her interpretations of Mozart, she is also acclaimed for performances of major romantic and twentieth century concertos. “... the most sensational but, better, the most unfailingly cogent and compelling Prokofiev’s Third I have heard in years” writes the Globe and Mail. And when Katherine Chi recreated Stockhausen’s landmark work, Mantra, for two pianos and electronics, the Boston Globe wrote “when the superb pianists Katherine Chi and Aleksandar Madzar took on the challenge at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Sunday, it was a welcome opportunity: courtside seats at the creation... the form unfolding like a venerable suite even as it pushes the modernist envelope.”
On 2000 Katherine Chi was named Prize Laureate of the Honens International Piano Competition and was the first Canadian, and the first woman, to win this award. She was also a prizewinner at the 1998 Busoni International Piano Competition. Her most recent recording, on the Honens label, features works of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.