Sundays at Four 2024
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Sonata in Eb Hob XVI:49

Sonata no 30 Op 109

Janet Jennings
Pictures at the Waikato Museum

Intermezzo Op 118 #2

Head of Piano Studies at the University of Waikato for 20 years, and now teaching at both the Universities of Auckland and Waikato, New Zealand pianist Katherine Austin performs regularly around NZ and overseas, tours for Chamber Music New Zealand, and is broadcast often on Radio New Zealand Concert.

A founding member of the Ogen Trio and the Kandinsky Ensemble, since 1995 Katherine has performed regularly with leading NZ/USA cellist James Tennant, as the Tennant-Austin Duo, throughout New Zealand and in Europe and the USA. Her work with the New Zealand Chamber Soloists now occupies a large portion of her performing and concert life, with (up to the end of 2019 when Covid struck) regular tours to Europe, UK, Asia, North and South America, and Australia, and invitations to give master-classes in such institutions as the Yong Siew Toh Academy of Music (Singapore), the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Yehudi Menuhin School (UK), Interlochen Arts Academy (USA), the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Monash University (Melbourne) and the Vicenza Conservatory of Music (Italy).

Winner of both the NZ Young Performer of the Year (PACANZ) and the TVNZ/NZSO New Zealand Young Musician of the Year in 1982, Katherine has performed Romantic piano concerto repertoire with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and has been guest on a number of occasions as concerto soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Opus Orchestra, specialising in the concertos of Mozart and Beethoven.

Katherine Austin’s personal belief that music is a “living art” inspires all her performing and teaching.

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