Visiting Artist: Kate Boyd, piano

Event Details

Performance: Visiting Artist: Kate Boyd, piano

Series: Music Dept/Music Center Concerts

Date: October 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Location: Rieth Recital Hall (map)

Pricing: Free and open to the public

Described by Gramophone Magazine as a pianist with a “strong lyrical bent and feeling for nuance,” Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places throughout the US and Canada. Recent concerts and conferences have taken her to Germany, England, Canada, Malaysia, Florida,California, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Michigan and Greece.

Boyd has received numerous awards and prizes, including 2016-17 Outstanding Professor of the Year, an Indiana Arts Commission Grant and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, an award funded by the Lilly Foundation for creative artists of all disciplines.  Other awards and prizes include a Fulbright scholarship and fellowships at the Tanglewood Center, Blossom Music Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Prussia Cove (England).

Boyd received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, under the tutelage of Russian pianist Sedmara Rutstein; her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied with renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish; and a Diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Music,where she studied with Israeli master teacher Arie Vardi. She also studied with Estonian pianist Arbo Valdma at the Cologne (Germany) Academy of Music, under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant. In addition to her major teachers, she received extensive coachings and attended residential masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, Gyorgy Sebok, John Perry, Reinbert DeLeeuw, and Ronald Copes, among others.

Kate Boyd currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was recently promoted to rank of Full Professor. In the summers she is on the faculty of the internationally-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio, and for ten summers taught at Kinhaven Music School, in Weston, Vermont.