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Kathleen Supové

Kathleen Supové's Biography

Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today's world.

After winning top prizes in the Gaudeamus International Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a guest artist at the prestigious Darmstadt Festival in Germany. Since then, Ms. Supové has annually presented a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by such established composers as Louis Andriessen, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, and Morton Subotnick, as well as emerging composers from varied backgrounds such as David Lang, Randall Woolf, Eve Beglarian, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Bubblyfish, just to name a few. In recent seasons, she has developed THE EXPLODING PIANO into a multimedia experience by using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. A recent large-scale project is an evening-length, staged Concert Theater work for singing/reciting/moving pianist called "Jitters", with music by Randall Woolf and texts by Valeria Vasilevski. She is also involved in an ongoing project of commissioning a repertoire of pieces for piano and electronics. In 2001, Kathleen became a Yamaha Artist and is working on a long-term project of commissioning works for the Yamaha Disklavier. She has received grants from Meet The Composer, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Greenwall Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and American Composers Forum.

Kathleen is a featured performer in the Summer 2000 issue of Yale Theater Journal, which is devoted to Concert Theater. She has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, Other Minds Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, Music at the Anthology, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Composers' Collaborative, Inc., and at many other venues, ranging from concert halls and universities to theatrical spaces to clubs. Her most recent CD is INFUSION, released on the Koch International Classics label. Other recordings can be found on the Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels.

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