Catherine Likhuta : Associate Artist
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Artist website: http://www.catherinelikhuta.com
Catherine Likhuta is an Australian-based composer, pianist and
recording artist. Her music exhibits high emotional charge,
programmatic nature and rhythmic complexity. Likhuta's works have
been performed throughout North America, Europe and Australia by
many prominent soloists and ensembles, such as Adam Unsworth, HD
Duo, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Best of Brass, Queensland Symphony
Orchestra Horns, Cornell University Wind Ensemble and Wind
Symphony, Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, and the
Orchestra of the National Radio of Ukraine. Her pieces have been
played at several international events, including two
International Horn Symposiums and World Saxophone Congress. Her
recent honours and awards include the first prize at the
International Horn Society Composition Contest, a grant from the
Australia Council for the Arts, and membership of the Union of
Composers of Ukraine.
Likhuta holds a Bachelor's degree in jazz piano from Kyiv Glière Music College and a five-year post-graduate degree in composition from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv Conservatory). She is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Queensland. She has delivered presentations on her work at a number of institutions, including Cornell University, Ithaca College, Arizona State University, Syracuse University and Bowling Green State University.
Likhuta enjoys performing as a pianist, often playing her own music. She was the soloist on the premiere of Out Loud, her piano concerto commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, and the pianist on Adam Unsworth's CD Snapshots. Her music can be heard on Albany and Equilibrium Records.
Catherine Likhuta — current to January 2016