Salzburg Recital Debut
July brings the music world to Salzburg, Austria for the annual Salzburger Festspiele and on July 16th, Katie will perform her Salzburg recital debut in the large hall of the Mozarteum. The concert is presented by Alphabet Austria/BMW and the program will feature Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, along with works by Debussy and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue!
New Gershwin Video
Perola Filmes (Berlin) has just released a video of Katie’s arrangement of Gershwin “Our Love is Here to Stay.” The video was filmed live at the Meistersaal in Berlin during Katie’s Direct-to-Disc Gershwin recording last year, and presents a glimpse of the unique recording process.
Bernstein piano works on DGG
Katie’s recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Piano Works has just been released by Deutsche Grammophon. The recording is recorded as part of DG’s Bernstein Complete Works Edition in honor of the composer’s 100th Anniversary. Download the complete album here: https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us/cat/4835356
Rachmaninov chamber music tour
Katie will be on tour in June and August with Russian cellist Fjodor Elesin, presenting an all-Rachmaninov chamber program. Highlights of the tour include a performance in the large hall of the Goetheanum in Solothurn
Katie will be on recital tour in Germany and Switzerland during the month of June. Tour highlights include her recital in the Kammermusiksaal, Martinstift as part of the Moerser Musiksommer Festival. Her recital program features Beethoven’s transcendental Sonata Op. 111 along with works of Bach, Debussy, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
“Katie Mahan plays Gershwin” reviewed on WDR
The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR, West German Broadcasting Cologne) reviewed Katie’s new LP “Katie Mahan plays Gershwin.” The review (in German) can be heard on the link below. http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr3/wdr3-tonart/audio-cd-rezension-katie-mahan-spielt-gershwin-100.html
Album of the Week
Katie’s LP “Katie Mahan plays Gershwin” was featured as “Album of the Week” on the Westdeutschen Rundfunks
New LP released!
Katie’s new Direct-to-Disc LP was just released 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. Released July 2017.
Russian Debut in Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
On June 5th, Katie gave her Russian debut with orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Maestro Mark Mandarano and the Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense before a sell-out audience! The concert was part of a three week tour of Russia in honor of the 80th anniversary of George Gershwin’s death.
Gershwin tour in Russia!
During the month of June, Katie will be on tour in Russia for a series of six concerts as part of a Gershwin Festival remembering the 80th anniversary of the composer’s death. Highlights will include Katie’s Russian debut with orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and a performance at the Platonov Festival in Voronezh, along with performances in Kaliningrad, Ryazan, and Vladimir, and a gala performance at the Spaso House in Moscow.