Photograph of Katherine Day by Blush Photography
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Katherine Day

One of the most versatile pianists of her generation, pianist Katherine Day is in demand as a soloist, orchestral pianist, chamber musician, arranger, repetiteur, and art song collaborator.

Katherine’s love of theatre, new music, and vocal music, has seen her perform in countless art song and operatic performances. She has appeared with singers Margaret Haggart, Shu Cheen Yu, Helen Noonan, Jan Friedl, Bradley Cooper, Michael Smallwood, David Hobson, and Alteouise DeVaughan. She has been involved in premieres of operas by Angus Grant (Contact: A Netball Opera), Martin Friedel (Operatic event for skyscraper), and Richard Mills (The Pied Piper).

She has won numerous awards across solo, art song, chamber and online digital content. These include the Victorian College of the Arts Concerto Competition, the Victorian Liederfest Accompanist Award, and a NSW Creative Kids Digital Content Grant.

Festival appearances include: the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Apollo Bay Music Festival, the Australian Flute Festival, the Melbourne International Brass Festival, the Castlemaine Music Festival and the 2016 Satie Festival in Canberra which received national coverage on ABC TV.

Katherine has toured Australia many times as a collaborative pianist and soloist. As an orchestral pianist, Katherine was Principal Pianist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for three years, performing in Nigel Westlake’s Oboe Concerto with Diana Doherty, and playing the celeste solo in Matthew Hindson’s The Stars Amongst Us All.

Her concerto repertoire includes: the Grieg Concerto in A minor; Mozart Concerto in D minor; Ravel Concerto for Left Hand; Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F; F. X. Mozart Concerto in E flat; and Beethoven Concertos 1, 3 4 and 5. As a recital pianist, Katherine has been welcomed into many recital series around Australia, including the Montague Visiting Artists, Sapphire Coast Music Society, and St Stephen’s lunchtime concerts.

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Katherine Day is featured on the following titles

Enfantines I

This CD presents piano music by four composers selected and performed by Katherine Day. They are suitable pieces for young pianists to play. Katherine’s profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.

Katherine Day also appears on

Sonorous Sonatas

Peter Sheridan's vision for this project was to bring the larger, lower sounding flutes to the centre stage, and in so doing, challenging their sound production and ability to create colourful sonic shapes in one of the most traditional Western musical forms: the Sonata.

Performer: Piano

Lotus Dreams

Since the release of Shu-Cheen's other CDs, Lotus Moon, Willow Spirit Song and Serenade with ABC Classics, many music lovers have suggested that they would like to hear her sing Lieder and other styles of repertoire. This CD is a collection of her favourite songs and ballads.

Performer: Piano