Catherine Likhuta : Associate Artist
Random Audio Sample: Hard to Argue : concertino for horn choir by Catherine Likhuta, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 77.
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Artist website: http://www.catherinelikhuta.com
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Catherine Likhuta is an Australian-based
composer, pianist and recording artist. Her music exhibits high
emotional charge, programmatic nature and rhythmic complexity.
Catherine's works have been performed throughout North America,
Europe and Australia by many prominent soloists including Paul Dean, Peter Luff, Adam Unsworth,
Griffin Campbell, Ronald Caravan; brass ensembles including
Western Brass Quintet, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Best of Brass, US
Army Field Band Horns, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Horns;
chamber ensembles including The
Australian Voices, HD Duo, Barega Saxophone Quartet,
Collusion; orchestras including
Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Cornell University Wind
Ensemble, Cornell University Wind Symphony, 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
concertino for 5 horns entitled Hard to Argue
(2014) became the winner of the
International Horn Society Composition Contest, virtuoso
Catherine 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 Queensland Conservatorium, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Arizona State University, Syracuse University, Butler University and Bowling Green State University.
Catherine 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. On a recent joint tour with Adam Unsworth, Catherine gave recitals at Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan and Temple University. Her music can be heard on Cala, Albany and Equilibrium Records.
Catherine's most representative works are Out of the Woods? (2011), toccata for horn trio, and Scraps from a Madman's Diary (2016), secular oratorio-drama for chamber SATB choir and wind band.
Catherine Likhuta — current to February 2017
|Lesions : for clarinet, horn and cello (2017)||Commissioned by Paul Dean for performance by Ensemble Q.|
|Out of the Woods? (trios: clarinet, piano, cello) (2017)||Commissioned by Endeavour Trio.|
|Scraps from a Madman's Diary : secular oratorio-drama for chamber choir and wind symphony (2016)||Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra (Peter Morris, conductor) with consortium support from Sydney Conservatorium (John Lynch, conductor) and University of Georgia, USA (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor)|
|Under the Blue : prelude for alto saxophone and piano (2015)||Commissioned by Emma Di Marco.|
|Out of the Woods? : toccata for piano quartet (2015)||Commissioned by White Halo Ensemble.|
|Secrets of Water : Sonata for alto saxophone and piano (2015)||Commissioned as part of the HD Duo's "Mexican Connection" project|