Katelyn Bouska

Classical Pianist and Historical Keyboardist

 

 

     With performances described as “musically evocative” and a skill at engaging audiences in the musical dialogue, Dr. Katelyn Bouska is a frequent solo and collaborative musician. Her unique programming combining rarely-heard Czech and American music with music being written specifically for her by rising composers has found an audience throughout America and on the international concert stage.

     With her ability to perform a broad range of repertoire ranging from early music to the most contemporary, she is at ease on clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. On faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and Boyer College of Music (Temple University) in Philadelphia, her passion for informed and personal musical expression extends beyond her piano studio into conducting graduate seminars on performance practice, continuo and period repertoire, and classes exploring theory and harmony as a tool to unlock the grammar of music.  She is also part of the artist faculty for the international summer festival Interharmony (www.interharmony.com) held yearly in Italy and Germany.

     In addition to her D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Temple University, she also holds degrees in early keyboard performance as well as collaborative piano. Committed to re-capturing the imagination of audience members, Katelyn is frequently combining innovative programming with unique artistic partnerships as well as active collaboration with emerging professional composers to communicate their music to wider audiences. 

     Highlights of Spring 2018 include a seven-city international concert tour celebrating the centennial of the Czech Republic as well as two new recordings - an album released on the Prague-based Český Rozhlas label with duo partner, cellist Štěpán Filípek, and as the featured soloist on an album premiering the works of American composer, David Carpenter, on the PARMA label.