Kathleen Solose
Kathleen's photo Currently Professor of Piano at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canadian pianist Kathleen Solose earned prestigious degrees from the Juilliard School, New York, from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and from the Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with renowned artist-teachers Adele Marcus, Carlo Zecchi, and Stanislav Neuhaus. In New York she also worked with renowned pedagogue Dorothy Taubman. The recipient of numerous Canada Council Grants for study abroad, she was first prize winner at the Casagrande International Competition in Italy. Her solo credits include concerts as a recitalist and with orchestras in Germany, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria, the United States and Canada. She has recorded for RAI-TV, Radio Svizzera Italiana, National Public Radio (US) and records frequently for CBC Radio Canada.

Kathleen Solose performs a broad range of repertoire, from the Baroque to the 21st Century. Her all-Chopin CD (ArielArts) features the rarely performed Sonata no. 1 in C minor, as well as Chopin's Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor and the Polonaise-Fantasie. Her live performance of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes has been recently released.

An active chamber musician, Kathleen Solose has been the founding member of several chamber ensembles in Toronto, Victoria and Saskatoon, including the Toronto Kammertrio and Musici Amati. She has performed in concert with Paul Marleyn, Erika Raum, Marc Destrubé, the Lafayette String Quartet, and countless other artists. She has also played with the Array and New Music Ensembles in Toronto, as well as presenting recitals of new music at the Music Gallery and Mercer Union in Toronto. Currently she is pianist and Artistic Director of the Elixir Ensemble.

The Solose Duo (Kathleen & Jane Solose) performs virtuoso two-piano and duet literature throughout the US and Canada. They have released an acclaimed CD of music by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt (ArielArts).
Kathleen Solose is also dedicated to performance of the piano literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries on historical instruments. She performs on a reproduction of an 1814 Viennese Streicher fortepiano which is the piano of Beethoven, Schubert and his contemporaries.

In addition to her activities as a performer, Kathleen Solose offers a variety of workshops and master classes.

Her CD's are distributed by CDBaby.

Reviews from the Press:

"Her virtuosity, her mastery of the fiendish difficulties (Ravel's Scarbo) was impressive...this was high-calibre pianism!"
Badische Zeitung, Germany

"This was Haydn as he is seldom heard - charming, crystal clear and elegantly structured."
"The audience was spell-bound...one felt the sheer physical and spiritual confrontation in the transcendental variations of Beethoven's "summum opus" (Beethoven's Op.111)
Sudkurier, Germany

"Absolutely first-class...perfectly calibrated sonorities...above all, this artist possesses interpretive taste and the capacity to bring life to a work within its picturesque and aesthetic context."
Napoli Notte, Italy

"Gave the impression that the entire keyboard was not enough to contain the turbulence of harmonies...a performance of great bravura"
La Nazione, Florence, Italy

For booking of concerts, workshops or master classes, contact
Kathleen Solose (kathleen.solose@usask.ca)
Phone: (306) 374-4262 or 966-6171
Email: kathleen.solose@usask.ca