BENNINGTON -- An artist of great breadth and musical integrity, pianist Katherine Chi is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars. As the first Canadian and the first woman to win Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition she has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe to great acclaim, bringing a commanding technique and musical acumen to the concerto and recital repertoire. Friday, June 28 Chi will be performing at The Bennington Center for the Arts.
Katherine Chi gave her debut recital at the age of nine. A year later she was accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. She continued studies with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she received her Master’s degree and Graduate and Artist Diplomas. She later studied for two years at the International Piano Foundation in Como, Italy, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Other teachers include Seymour Lipkin, Galina Eguirazarova, and Wassily Lobanov. Ms. Chi was a prizewinner at the 1998 Busoni International Piano Competition before winning the Honens Competition. Her debut recording features works of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.
The performance will begin at 8:00pm at The Bennington Center for the Arts, a non-profit venue located at 44 Gypsy Lane on Vermont Route 9 just west of Bennington.