Performance Biography

Pianist Kathryn Christensen Lieppman is sought after as both solo performer and chamber musician. Recent performances include the North Shore Chamber Music Series, Newton Public Library, “Bach’s Lunch” at Indian Hill Music School, and Concord Conservatory of Music’s Concert and Lecture series. The Sierra Vista Herald declared of her 2010 Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 performance, “She truly deserved to have the final bow for that evening’s concert...The gracefulness of Christensen was a joy to see, as the composer’s notes took control of her as she fingered them on the keyboard. Lightly when needed, powerful when appropriate.” She has toured internationally with the Phoenix Girls Chorus, and collaborated with the Paradise Winds, among many others. She also accompanies ballet classes at Boston Ballet School.

 

Ms. Lieppman received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona where she studied with Tannis Gibson and Rex Woods.  She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Rice University where she studied with Brian Connelly. She has enjoyed participating in summer festivals across the United States including Aspen, SongFest, Tanglewood, and New England Conservatory's Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.  Ms. Lieppman spent summer 2010 on staff as a collaborative pianist at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She has played in master classes for esteemed artists and teachers including John Parry, Barbara Nissman, Anne-Marie McDermott and Ralph Votapek.

 

Devoted to the performance of new music, Ms. Lieppman has premiered many solo and chamber works, including a set of “Desert Miniatures” written for her by five Tucson-connected composers. In 2009, she won both the Green Valley Piano Competition and Arizona MTNA Young Artist Competition, playing largely 20th century repertoire.

 

Ms. Lieppman accompanies and co-runs a Lexington-based chorus for adults with special needs called the Music Makes Me Happy Chorus.

 

Ms. Lieppman also maintains an active teaching career. Find more information here