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Dr. Kate Boyd, pianist

Kate Boyd

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Pianist Kate Boyd has performed as a soloist on many concert series, as a concerto soloist, and as a guest artist with established chamber music ensembles throughout the United States and beyond.

Boyd's performances have been featured on CBC and NPR radio. A passionate advocate for new music, she has performed numerous world premieres, including James Woodward's Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble with the Butler University Wind Ensemble. In Dublin, Ireland she was a featured soloist on the Bank of Ireland's Mostly Modern Series, presenting a program of works by living women composers. As a faculty member at Butler, she has performed solo works by each of the composition faculty.

Kate Boyd is a founding member of the New York-based Oracle Trio, a piano trio that performs works from the eighteenth century to the present. The Oracle Trio was featured as the 2009 conference artist for the Indiana Music Teachers Association state conference, and has performed and given masterclasses throughout the Midwest and in the New York area. Boyd's other collaborations have led her to work with musicians in Indianapolis, across the US, and in Europe, where she was active as a concert artist and teacher for seven years.

Kate Boyd is a 2009 recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis' Creative Arts Renewal Fellowship, an award from the Lilly Foundation for creative artists of all disciplines. Her other awards and prizes include a Fulbright scholarship to Cologne, Germany and fellowships at the Tanglewood Center, Blossom Music Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Prussia Cove.

Kate Boyd holds degrees from Stony Brook University and the Oberlin Conservatory. She also holds a performance diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Music. A sought-after pedagogue, she has worked with students ages 7-70 in workshops and masterclasses. She spent many summers on the piano faculty at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont. Kate Boyd currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Studies at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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