Kate Halsall is a pianist developing and commissioning new music for a variety of projects. Recent work includes Galvanize for Hack The Barbican, a programme of art installations, film and music; Hear the City, a music app design residency with Stromatolite; Miniaturised Concertos | Maché, an album of new works for piano duo, electronics and ensemble, released on Metier, May 2016. She has performed widely in the UK and internationally including for Aldeburgh Music, The Piano- Glasgow City of Music, Ockham’s Razor (Not Until We Are Lost) with music by Graham Fitkin, hcmf// with Chimera Ensemble, Sonorities, Michael Clark Dance Company (Oh My Goddess), Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Colourscape, SBC Imagine Children’s Festival, Multiple Piano Day BBC Proms, Ether Festival, Marte Festival Malaga, IUC Rome, Festival of Dimitria Thessaloniki, Montclair University New Jersey, Colorado College, Festival de la Sainte Baume Provence, Timezones Festival Italy, The Banff Centre Canada, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens.
Broadcasts have included BBC 2, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Late Junction, BBC Radio 4, Resonance fm. She has releases on Squeaky Kate (Triple Point and Quantulum), NMC, Metier and Summerfold Records (Skin and Wire Piano Circus with Bill Bruford).
‘The performances (violist Jessica Beeston, clarinettist Tom Lessels, pianist Kate Halsall and others) get the right balance of wry, fond, understated and slightly bonkers.’ Shenanigans/Colin Riley Kate Molleson, Guardian 2017
Guardian review, 6th July 17 “tender and heroically controlled”
Guardian 2017, Ockeghem Octets, Another Timbre http://www.anothertimbre.com
“.. the ambition of the‘ Miniaturised Concertos’ concert with Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi accompanied by the University of York’ s Chimera Ensemble, was inspirational; much character and vibrancy was on offer throughout the whole programme.” Tempo, Issue 272, hcmf// 2014