Friday, April 11, 2014

New PARMA Artist: Kathryn Goodson


PARMA is excited to welcome pianist Kathryn Goodson to our expanding roster of artists. This project will feature Kathryn in collaboration with a team of four world-renowned wind and brass soloists, each highly-celebrated artists in their own right. Their collective experience includes countless performances with major orchestras and chamber ensembles worldwide, a wealth of new repertoire inspired by them, a plethora of recordings and master classes, as well as positions teaching at prestigious universities. Randall Hawes, bass trombonist, saxophonists Timothy McAllister and Donald Sinta, and hornist Gail Williams collaborate with Kathryn Goodson for their first simultaneous release in BELLE NUIT, a 2-CD set of Romantic-era French repertoire, original works and transcriptions for piano and winds. Disc I, Sonate et Rhapsodie, presents major works by Debussy, Chabrier, Fabien Gabel and Franck. Disc II, Romances et Mélodies, is a seamless collection of short pieces by Ravel, Duparc, Messiaen, Honegger, Bizet, Offenbach, Singelée, Fauré and Debussy.


Kathryn Goodson is an international performer, curator and coach. Recording and recital collaborations have taken her across Europe, to Japan and venues including Alice Tully Hall, the Cathédrale de Rheims, Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye, the Stuttgart Liederhalle, and the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming in July 2014. Kathryn has taught her master class, Songs4Winds, at schools throughout the U.S. and teaches an annual seminar,Amerikanisches Lied, at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany. From home base in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she is a regular ensemble and outreach guest of the Detroit and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestras, including the 2013 DSO Carnegie Hall Charles Ives Project. She is also a founding pianist of a thriving A2SO chamber music series for children, now in its 9th season. Additionally, Kathryn is a collaborative pianist & coach for the University of Michigan School of Music and Director of Music at Northside Community Church and its benefit series, Concerts4aCause. Kathryn holds a B.M in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory with Professor Robert Shannon, and an M.M. and D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan with Artur Schnabel Professor of Collaborative Piano, Martin Katz. A Fulbright Scholar to Germany twice, she also holds the Konzertexam in Liedgestaltung with highest honors from the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Professor Hartmut Höll, Dean of the school. Kathryn has been fortunate to have made music with magnificent partners; BELLE NUIT is a tribute to some special relationships.


For a preview of BELLE NUIT, featuring compositions in order by Fabien Gabel, Maurice Ravel, Henri Duparc and César Franck,click here: http://kathryngoodson.com/CDpreview.php. For a sample of Kathryn's solo playing, hear her performance below of Ellen Rowe's "Lullaby", written for Kathryn.


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