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"What Ms. Supové is really exploding is the piano recital as we have known it, a mission more radical and arguably more needed." Anthony Tommasini, NY Times

"This was classical music played like the best rock'n'roll. It was passionate, earnest, loud and more complex than the gatekeepers of high culture would like to think. Brava." Ben Sisario, NY Press Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today's world. She annually presents a series of solo concerts entitled The Exploding Piano, in which she has performed and premiered works by a list of established and emerging composers that's a Who's Who of contemporary music for piano. The Exploding Piano is a multimedia experience using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. She has received commissioning and production grants from Meet The Composer, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Greenwall Foundation, and American Composers Forum, among others.

Kathleen has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, Music at the Anthology, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Composers' Collaborative, Inc., and at many other venues, ranging from concert halls to theatrical spaces to clubs. Her most recent CD is INFUSION, released on the International Classics label, which features music for solo piano and electronics by Randall Woolf, Carolyn Yarnell, Marti Epstein, and Elaine Kaplinsky. Other recordings can be found on the Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels.

Besides being a soloist, Kathy is a member of the art-rock band Dr. Nerve. She also curates a free music + discussion series for The Flea Theater called Music With A View. Visit and for more information.

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