Vorsicht, Katharina!

Vorsicht Katharina

The Dutch composer Jan van de Putte has written a feature-length new solo work for Katharina Gross. Theatrical elements as well as Katharina´s voice are included in the composition. The new composition had been premiered in autumn 2018: Vorsicht, Katharina! A new Solocompsition by Jan van de Putte, written for the Cello playerKatharina Gross:Vorsicht, Katharina!
This composition is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.

Katharina Gross studied at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with David Geringas, at the Musikhochschule
Cologne with Frans Helmerson (Diploma 2003) and at the Royal Northern College
of Music in Manchester with Ralph Kirshbaum (Diploma in Professional Performance
2005). She took part in masterclasses with Mstislaw Rostropovich, Martin Lovett, Harvey Shapiro,
Karine Georgian and Philippe Muller.
She is prizewinner of several international competitions. She was soloist with the Philharmonic
Orchestra of Kiev, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Klausenburg, the Staatsorchester Kassel,
the Symphonic Orchestra of Thüringen and with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists on tour to
the USA (Kennedy Center/Washington DC, The Old Cabell Hall/Charlottesville, the American
Theatre in Hampton, at “Abendmusik” in Lincoln, the Bethel Performing Arts Series a.o.).
Katharina Gross performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Muziekgebouw aan ´t
IJ, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, the Kennedy Center
in Washington DC, Bodenseefestival, Nafplion Festival, Festivals Limone sul Garda and
Caldonazzo, Cello Biënnale and Berio Festival Amsterdam, Europäische Wochen Passau and
the Al Bustan Festival amongst others.
A CD was released by AULOS/Musikado with works by Schubert, de Falla, Ligeti and
CDs with cello solo repertoire by Ligeti, Kódaly, Cassadó and Harvey were released by concertello
Katharina was member of the Fresco Trio in the Netherlands and performed together with
the Danish Esbjerg Ensemble.
Since 2010 she is artistic director of the concert series concertello based in Austria.
Katharina Gross received an international scholarship for leadership in the field of culture
2010/11 from the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture in Vienna.
Together with Arnold Marinissen Katharina creates The Cello Songbook. The music is multilayered,
poetic and colourful.
They started in 2013 on an ever growing set of music, which by now exceeds the hour.
Especially for Katharina Gross and The Cello Songbook, scenographer and media artist Marion
Traenkle created the Cello Box, a “micro theater” with ledlight, in which the songs from
The Cello Songbook are performed.
The Cello Songbook/ Cello Box was performed close to fourty times in the last year, and
featured in the Cello Biennial Amsterdam, the Dutch Cross-Linx Festival, Architecture Film
Festival Rotterdam, Celloherbst am Hellweg in Germany, and in many other places. Furthermore,
the music was broadcast on Dutch Radio, and the EP Things are Perfect is available on
iTunes and Spotify.
In 2014 Katharina Gross started the project cellomondo: composers from all around the globe
and their students write pieces for cello solo. The first eight compositions of the project
were premiered in November 2014 at the Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik in Graz.


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