LAWRENCE, KS —The KU School of Music welcomes visiting artist Martin Katz, piano, for a recital on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall.
The performance will feature Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” selections of Hugo Wolf’s “Italienisches Liederbuch,” along with a group of French duets. KU voice students and two student pianists, coached by Katz prior to the recital, will perform with the guest artist.
Katz will be on campus the week of March 4th, culminating his visit with this recital. Throughout the week, he will work with singers, pianists and chamber music groups.
Admission to the recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436.
About Martin Katz
Martin Katz has been dubbed "the gold standard of accompanists" by the New York Times. His 40-year career has taken him to 5 continents, collaborating with the world's most celebrated singers in recital and recording. Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, David Daniels, Karita Mattila and Jose Carreras are among his regular partners, and he has recorded for RCA, CBS, BMG, EMI and Decca labels.
Katz is also active as a conductor and editor. He has led opera productions for San Francisco's Merola program, the BBC, and Tokyo's NHK, as well as innumerable performances in Ann Arbor. His editions of baroque and bel canto operas have been performed in Houston, Ottawa and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Katz is the Artur Schnabel Collegiate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Michigan. For more than two decades, he has chaired the program in collaborative piano at Michigan and coached vocal repertoire for singers and pianists alike.
Katz's first opus, The Complete Collaborator, has been published by Oxford University Press.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.