Catherine Bringerud, piano
Catherine Bringerud has established herself as a collaborative pianist in high demand, who is equally at home with singers and instrumentalists. Performing an average of fifty different recital programmes a year, she particularly enjoys intimate art song and chamber music settings. She has appeared with the Scott Chamber Players, the Linden String Quartet, the Ronen Ensemble, Fourte, and serves as accompanist for the Meridian Song Project. In 1994, through a programme sponsored by the United States State Department, she was part of a trio that toured the Middle East as Cultural Ambassadors. She has also collaborated in performances at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D. C., and at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. In a series of three concerts in 2001-2002, she contributed to performances of Beethoven’s entire cycle often violin sonatas. She has appeared on compact discs with the bass-player David Murray, mezzo-soprano Katherine Kelton, and clarinetist Howard Klug. Catherine Bringerud completed degrees in piano at Indiana University, and has, since 1982, been a member of the music faculty at Butler University in Indianapolis, where she supervises the staff and student accompanying programme.