KATHRYN BROWN, head of the piano department, performs internationally as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. She has received numerous international prizes, including the Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts and the Darius Milhaud Prize, and was first-prize winner of the National Young Artists Competition, San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, Pro Piano Competition. She performed her New York Solo Debut Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and has appeared in recital at the Library of Congress and Columbia Artists' Community Concerts Series. She was pianist and co-founder of the Myriad Chamber Players, a 17-member ensemble comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra and international soloists. Her chamber music credits include performances at the Marlboro Music Festival in collaborations with members of the Guarneri String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio. She teamed with Dmitri Ashkenazy on Ravinia's Rising Stars series, and performed on tour in Estonia, Sweden, and Africa as a winner of the USIA Artistic Ambassadors Competition. As a member of the Verdehr Trio, she appeared in recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and in London and Prague. Ms. Brown has been featured on the British Broadcasting Network, the PBS Artistry of... series, Chicago's WFMT Radio, and NPR's Performance Today. She has studied at Michigan State University, Peabody Conservatory, private studies in London, and received an Artist Diploma from CIM under the tutelage of Paul Schenly. An accomplished singer, she is a frequent recitalist and was featured in a title role at the Aspen Music Festival. She also performed in the Phyllis Curtin Seminar at Tanglewood. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1993.
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