Katherine Chi delights audience

From the turmoil of the first etude, to the drama and emotional depth of the popular fifth etude, right through to the rhythmic, march-like final piece, Chi provided depth and artistic integrity to each. Her command of the keyboard was extraordinary and it was evident that she connected with the drama of the music.

A well-deserved standing ovation was greeting with numerous bows but, unfortunately, no encore.

We would love to hear more, Ms.Chi! Please come again.

Crystal Doughty, The Daily Courier
Alexander Prior debuts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto was the only work in the two evenings that the orchestra had played before, and here it received an affectionate performance notable for the rapport between conductor and the soloist, Edmonton-born Katherine Chi.

Her approach was just right – not overtly demonstrative, but delicately romantic, and with an emotive but never mannered first-movement cadenza (and it is a long one). Excellent balance, too between soloist and orchestra.

Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal

"Chi was a fine collaborative partner in the first half, her accompaniments filled with character and spunk. In the Brahamsian style trio by Manning on the second half, she had the leading part and commanded the proceedings with energetic playing that nevertheless did not overpower the strings."

Kenneth Delong, Calgary Herald

"The top highlight of the first half, though, was Katherine Chi who dazzled in Sergei Prokofiev's "Third Piano Concerto."

Performing on a Steinway grand brought in from the Toronto area, Chi, winner of the 2000 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, tossed off Prokofiev's fiendishly difficult part as if it were child's play.

Leonard Turnevicius, The Hamilton Spectator

"Add a superior soloist and the music will move you profoundly. That is what Katherine Chi, conductor Leslie Dala and our TBSO musicians did on Thursday evening...Chi knows this piece inside and out and her attention to both power and delicacy was superb. The extended soloist section in the first movement was truly amazing to watch and hear.
In the second, adagio movement, her lilting introduction seemed like gently dropping water into pool at our feet. Conductor Dali found a near perfect balance between orchestra and the soloist so that they supported and complemented each other - a rare achievement."

MICHAEL SOBOTA, The Chronicle Journal
Kirill Gerstein and Katherine Chi combine for blazing Gilmore Festival performance

"Chi’s trills, especially, astonished by their focused intensity, akin to a commercial diamond drill. Perfect synchronicity magnified the listening enjoyment.

"Katherine Chi proved herself a top-tier pianist."

C.J. Gianakaris, Kalamazoo Gazette
A shining Star
"She [Chi] played a stellar performance and received a rousing standing ovation for her efforts."
Bert Rowson, Lake Superior News
San Antonio Symphony
"Canadian native and pianist Katherine Chi, who now lives in Cambridge, Mass., performed with grace, intelligence and marvelous expression that can only come, with this difficult work, from confidence."
David Hendricks, San Antonio Express News
Pianist, symphony provide incisive performance
"… Katherine Chi, who, soloing with the Richmond Symphony, gave the most incisive performance the Carpenter Theatre has seen this season. Rachmaninoff’s rhapsody is dizzy and insouciant; the composer runs rings around Paganini’s theme, skittering from darkness to light and back. Appropriately daring, Chi alternately harangued, then implored, then joshed the orchestra, all with a technical ferocity…"
Anne Timberlake, Richmond Times Dispatch
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