Katherine Chi, piano (Yael Weiss stand in due to illness)

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:30pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts

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.

Performances include her debuts with the San Antonio, Huntsville and Richmond Symphonies, concerto appearances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, and with I Musici de Montréal, and a Washington, DC recital debut at the National Gallery of Art.

Sought after as a concerto soloist, Ms. Chi is noted for the breadth of her repertoire.  While hailed for her interpretations of Mozart, she is also acclaimed for her 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.

Ms. Chi has given memorable recitals in Europe, including engagements in Hamburg, Hanover, Milan, Rome and Salzburg.  She has appeared with the CBC Radio Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, and numerous international engagements.

Following her debut recital at age nine, Katherine Chi was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, later studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she received her Master's degree and Graduate and Artist Diplomas.  She later studied for two years at the International Piano Foundation in Como, Italy, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.  Ms. Chi was a prizewinner at the 1998 Busoni International Piano Competition and was the first Canadian, and the first woman, to win Canada's Honens International Piano Competition.  Her debut recording, on the Arktos label, features works of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, and a new CD is slated for 2014 release.

http://www.katherinechi.com                                www.jwentworth.com