Katrimusic on youtube
Katrimusic on instagram
Mestiza Music, the documentary airing nationally on your PBS stations June 2016-January 2017!
Katrimusic on twitter
E3Q video "Lonesome Luke" released on facebook Aug.29.2013
Chamber Music at Kerrytown Concert House with Stephen Miahky, Christina McGann and Jingwen Tu. Wed Oct.9, 2013 8pm
Recital at the Kerrytown Concert House, July 20, 2013 at 8pm with Maria Sampen.
a new video from Drew DeFour, featuring Kin Curran "Don't Be Afraid to Sing the Songs You Love"
Leevi Madetoja on the Fennica Gehrman site - this is a good bio of my hometown hero!
Katri on facebook
May Erlewine's album "Golden" won the "Jammie" of the year, and the "best Americana album of the year" in Grand Rapids, MI. GO May! And yes, Golden is epic.
We're finally getting in the swing of things here at Katrimusic central. New school year, new schedules (so many of them!) and new resolutions. Lot's of fun performances coming up - schedule is finally updated on the performances page.
Last year, I played a Sibelius recital with Ruusamari Teppo, a Texas-based Finnish pianist extraordinaire and a direct descendent of the man himself: it was an instant kinship and we're probably related, cousins in 8 generations. I know it sounds like a joke, but it's not. We have formed a trio with the Finnish violinist Päivikki Nykter celebrating Finland's 100th birthday! The trio is named the Järnefelt Piano Trio, after Ruusamari and my common ancestors. We are especially happy to perform at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, MI, on December the 6th, on the 100th Independence Day of our country. The year has been full on cultural celebrations, and of course there is a website, so check out Suomi 100.
Last year I also I made some recordings and started my own youtube channel (thanks to pianist Tuomas Juutilainen for impromptu video shoot at the end of winter term, when we were both going nuts with schedules; Brad Phillips for asking me to play on a track with Jeff Daniels and Brian Vander Ark; and Andrew Bishop for writing beautiful music for an audible podcast and then asking me to play). So far my channel only has two little Finnish pieces for cello and piano, but more video is definitely in the works.
In other news, lot's of personal stuff happened in 2016. Most importantly, and most sadly, my beloved mother died. The grieving is not done by a long shot. I suppose eventually we'll get used to the idea that she is no longer around but this is quite a watershed moment: there is only time before and time after. She was always my biggest supporter and fan, and so many of my friends, teachers and colleagues met her because she was a huge part of my professional life, even with all the distance to Finland, until just a few years ago. Päivi Mikola and I wrote her in memoriam, published in Helsingin Sanomat.
Mestiza Music, our PBS documentary, is finished playing on PBS stations nationwide. It is a 60-minute telling of our journey in cultural collaboration and merging of two musical ensembles, Andean pan pipe trio and western classical string quartet, through music of composer Gabriela Lena Frank. The film was broadcast nationally starting in June 2016. WFYI Indianapolis has created a webpage for the documentary and you can still see the documentary on youtube through that page. We are also on facebook