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Katharine Starbird

Pasadena, CA

Katharine Starbird

Katharine Starbird has long been a member of the amateur and professional music scene in and around Pasadena, California.  She is an accomplished pianist. performing as soloist, as part of duo-piano teams, and as accompanist of singers and choirs.  Her schooling includes BA, Pomona College, and MA, University of Washington. Her professional piano studies have been with Russian master, Alexander Liberman in Berkeley, California, and Stewart Gordon (USC, Thornton School of Music), in Los Angeles, California.

At the beginning of her career, she became a trained teacher for the Yamaha Music School, and later became certified as an Orff-Kodaly instructor.  Her specialty in those years was teaching music readiness to young children.

She is a member of the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena.  She has performed widely in and around the Pasadena area, Her solo repertoire includes performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Debussy , Poulenc.  Her repertoire also includes the Schumann piano concerto, performed with an area orchestra.  Additional appearances include solo works, classical and sacred, performed at morning worship services in her church, (La Canada Presbyterian Church) , memorial services, and church retreats.  She accompanied her church’s children’s choirs for ten years.  She was the founding accompanist of the Los Angeles Children’s Choir. Her accompanying skills were greatly appreciated as she stepped in at the last minute to accompany her church’s production of  “The Last five Years”, by Jason Robert Brown.

As an ensemble player, she has learned and performed much of the standard two-piano repertoire, as well as appearing as one of the pianists in a four piano concert, the music for which was arranged for four pianos.

She has been privileged to give lecture performances in area high schools, city colleges, retirement communities and special education schools. 

Rachmaninoff: Polichinelle

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Chopin: Mazurka

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Chopin: Waltz

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