Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today’s world. After winning top prizes in the Gaudeamus International Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a guest artist at the prestigious Darmstadt Festival in Germany. Since then, Ms. Supové has annually presented a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by a list of established and emerging composers that’s a Who’s Who of contemporary music for piano. She has especially championed music of compelling virtuosity and audience connection. In recent seasons, she has developed The Exploding Piano into a multimedia experience by using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. She is involvled in an ongoing project of commissioning a repertoire of pieces for piano and electronics.
In May, 2012, Supové received the John Cage Award from ASCAP for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.” Recent projects include recording the complete PIANO MINIATURES by Mohammed Fairouz, DIGITAL DEBUSSY, the piano works/ghost pieces of Morton Subotnick, and performances throughout the UK of URBAN BIRDS by Arlene Sierra, as part of Britain’s New Music Biennial (available on iTunes). In June 2013, she and SIDEBAND, The Princeton Laptop Orchestra performed and gave a GOOGLE TALK at their headquarters in Chelsea, NYC. In March 2014, she premiered Randall Woolf’s Kickboxing Concerto, BATTERY in NYC, followed immediately by a guest artist residency at this year’s SEAMUS Conference at Wesleyan University. This fall, she will be touring with her DIGITAL DEBUSSY repertoire, as well as performing major piano and electronic works of Neil Rolnick.
Kathleen Supové is a Yamaha Artist. Her latest solo CD is THE EXPLODING PIANO; this and INFUSION are available through CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes. Other recordings can be found on the Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels. Ms. Supové is also the keyboard player for the art-rock band, Dr. Nerve. For more info, visit www.supove.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter (@supove).
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