New LP coming soon!
Katie will release a new Direct-to-Disc LP on the German label BerlinerMeisterSchallplatten. The all-Gershwin recording includes Rhapsody in Blue, Three Preludes, and three songs. Katie recorded the program live in the Meistersaal in Berlin in December 2016. Direct-to-Disc recordings are unique in that they are completely live performances, featuring no editing whatsoever, preserved on vinyl. Release date to be announced soon!
Katie has just recorded two new albums at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin, a venue made famous by the late Herbert von Karajan who made numerous recordings there including a cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Katie’s new recordings will include an all-Gershwin album, and a program of Mozart and Liszt. The recordings were made by Rainer Maillard (Emil Berliner Studios) and will be released later this year. Please visit the Gallery page to see photos from the session!
On tour in Germany!
During the month of April, Katie will be on tour in Germany. Her program will include works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Gershwin. Concerts will take place in Stadtoldendorf, Bad Oeynhausen, St. Blasien, Bad Ems, Bad Rehburg, Remscheid, Altdorf, and Malente. Please visit the Events Page for dates and locations¡
Exclusive high-Res downloads available on Ayre.com
Ayre Acoustics has released an exclusive set of four (4) high-resolution downloads of Katie playing Debussy Préludes. The unedited recordings were made at the Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin, Germany using the Ayre QA-9 Converter. Please visit www.ayre.com to listen to samples and purchase!
“An Elf on the PIano” Katie in Bad Rappenau
Katie’s Konzert in Bad Rappenau was reviewed in the Kraichgau Stimme. Gabriele Schneider, ,,Eine Elfe am Klavier.”
RMPBS Feature Goes National!
Bad Pyrmont: “An Entirely New Sound World”
Katie’s Konzert in Bad Pyrmont was reviewed in the Pyrmonter Nachrichten. Rudi Rudolph, ,,Eine völlig neue Klangwelt.”
Review of Katie’s Concert in Remscheid
Katie’s concert in Remscheid, Germany is reviewed in Remscheider General-Anzeiger. “Pianistin Katie Mahan sörgt mal für Aufsehen” Daniel Dirkhans. Remscheid, Germany 2.16.2015.
Concert reviewed in Bergische Morgenpost
Katie’s concert in Remscheid, Germany is reviewed in the Bergische Morgenpost. “Auf den Spuren von Debussy” Angela Heise. Remscheid, Germany 2.17.2015.
Remembering Katie’s SCI benefit concert
Two years ago today, Katie’s benefit concert, “Music for a Bright Tomorrow,” raised $45,000 for the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research of Dr. Stephen Davies! Katie was joined in concert by cellist Jürgen De Lemos and Maestro David Rutherford and the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra. Please stay tuned for new SCI fundraising projects and visit www.katiemahanfoundation.org for more information!