Katrina Krimsky

Press Comments

“Krimsky has absorbed a staggering volume of musical experience… The listener is seduced by a rapturous lyricism combined with a muscular rhythm determination… And, the music has resonance.”

– Angus Mackinnon, Time Out, London, England

“The composer excellently succeeded in amalgamating the instruments from the different cultures and the result was a meditative, almost magical structure made of sounds.”

– Badener Tagblatt, Switzerland

“Katrina has given a performance sensitively combining minimalism with deep-felt expression.”

– Liberta, Italy

“Remarkable fusion of Classical and New Music with contemporary Jazz presented with brilliant technique and deep sense for tonal nuances.”

– Bruno Spoerri, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Switzerland

“Clear musical expression…, in a world of harmony and ease.”

– Frankfurter Algemeine Magazin, Germany

“A Volcano Erupts… With a stupendous technique, Katrina Krimsky transforms her ideas and their variations into sound on the piano”.

– Badener Tagblatt, Switzerland

“After gorgeous solo readings of five short Villa-Lobos tunes, Krimsky was joined by flute virtuoso Lisa Hansen for technically awesome and emotionally moving duet renditions of works by Copland, Alberto Williams, and Max Lifchitz, as well as Krimsky’s ‘La Plage de Soleil’. …l advise you to find a copy of Krimsky’s Four Moons CD.”

– Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“A Rainbow in Curved Air” from LP Katrina Krimsky (Transonic 3008). Krimsky’s reading of the work is excellent, though it’s only seven minutes long. She uses multitracked pianos to create some interesting effects.”

– John Schaefer, NEW SOUNDS: A LISTENERS GUIDE TO NEW MUSIC. Harper & Row Pub. Inc

“Katrina Krimsky followed with a thickly-arpeggio-ed solo piano interpretation of Joe Henderson’s ‘Black Narcissus’. This was my first opportunity to hear Katrina play, and her fierce attack and dynamic use of both hands became a manic conversation—compelling and wildly expressive.”

– Michael Zipkin Jazz Noats BAM 1977

“Her music is an incredible mix of free-form jazz and classical music with elements of Indian and Afro-American music. It’s both composed and improvised, and moves easily from the lyrical to the abstract. After a heavy passage of exploring, she catches you up again with a return to the original theme. Almost as impressive as her music is the way she throws herself into a piece. Eyes closed, sweat turning her hair into ringlets, her whole body is in movement as she plays. She has a way of raising herself slightly from the bench as the feeling hits her. Krimsky’s work is dynamic. You see this dynamism flow through her, through the piano and out into the audience. She is one with her instrument.”

– April McMahon, Plexus Reviews Editor