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1958 born in Bern, Switzerland. Piano studies in Basel and Bern with Jürg Wyttenbach, Urs Peter Schneider, Erika Radermacher and Jörg Ewald Dähler. Master courses with György Kurtág and others.
1987 Soloist’s prize awarded by the Swiss Association of Musicians. Appearances at home and abroad in solo programmes as soloist (under the direction of Jürg Wyttenbach and Heinz Holliger amongst others) or in chamber music concerts. Free improvisation concerts (together with Irene Schweizer, Paul Lovens, Rajesh Mehta, Alfred Zimerlin and others). Collaboration with artists from other disciplines (acting, pantomime, dance, action painting) forms a large part of her work.Radio and CD recordings.
Katharina Weber teaches piano and improvisation at the music school and college of Bern.
Katharina Weber on Percaso Productions
Brian Agro “a hole in the ice”
Katharina Weber: piano
Composed by Brian Agro
Recorded September 24. 1988
By Charly Suter at Radiostudio Basel
Mastered by Peter Pfister, Berikon
Cover Art: Silvia Bächli
In A Hole in the Ice, Katharina Weber does a wonderful job interpreting pieces Agro composed between 1980 and 1988. He seams to have been unaffected by academic trends from serialism to minimalism; if anything, he‘s a neoclassicist. While freely bitonal and chromatic, his work always hints at understandable harmonic structures, and the phrases are as clearly shaped and expressive as anything in the nineteenth century tradition. It‘s always refreshing to see talented people following their own destinies, especially when they‘re as gracious and intelligent about it as Agro.KEYBOARD, Jim Aikin