With interpretations described as “full of life, flexibility, gripping rhythms and a richness of dynamic shadings” (Milan Bátor, Czech Radio) and a skill at engaging audiences in the musical dialogue, Katelyn Bouska is a frequent solo and collaborative musician. Her unique programming combining rarely-heard Czech and American music with compositions written specifically for her by rising composers has found an audience throughout America and on the international concert stage.
Dr. Katelyn Bouska will present a musical masterclass discussion about piano music with a focus on Czech composers. All are welcome to attend.
Katelyn is currently based in Philadelphia where she serves on the Music Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music. Her passion for informed and personal musical expression extends beyond her piano studio into graduate seminars on performance practice, continuo and period repertoire, and classes exploring theory and harmony as a tool to unlock the grammar of music. With her unique combination of performance practice expertise, long-term study of the Alexander Technique, and international study and performance, she is in demand as a teacher at the private and university level.
In addition to her DMA from Temple University where her research centered on 20th-Century Brno composer Miloslav Ištvan, she also holds graduate degrees in historical keyboard performance, pedagogy and collaborative piano. Katelyn’s research, performing and teaching activities are engaged by advocating for music covered by the passage of time or censored by political regimes. She is most inspired by finding ways to re-contextualize our rich classical canon.