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.
2016 - what happened?? All of sudden it's 2017
The last time I wrote here was a year ago. I still think that it's "funny" to be too busy performing to work on the performing. I think all artists face this dilemma - the Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala wrote a great post about how you have to constantly manage your career to have a career. This was certainly true of the year 2016: I played 4 opera runs at the Michigan Opera Theater. 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). I performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival and some with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue. I didn't have a lot of time to manage concerts, so I didn't play many. But I did play 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 grand plans for trio concerts in 2017: Finland is 100! My other plans include as much chamber music as I can fit in, and playing with dancers.
In other news, lot's of personal stuff happened in 2016, some good, some bad. My mother died, and I am realizing that a new era has begun for me: there's only time before, and now 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 still 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 we are also on facebook