Katrina Leshanclassical & contemporary guitarist

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Katrina is in her fourth year at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance and participating in the University’s Honors Program.  She works as the Associate Director of the [Untitled] Festival, Dallas’s newest contemporary music series.  Katrina has given two TED talks, which are viewable on TED.com.  In April 2011, Katrina and her partner took first place in the Brownsville Guitar Competition in the Duo Category. Katrina traveled to Blonay, Switzerland in June 2011 to participate in the Music11 Festival, where she premiered new chamber works with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird. In July 2012 she traveled to Maccagno, Italy to premiere new chamber works in the soundSCAPE festival’s eighth season.  In August 2013 she will begin working on her Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

For more information, visit http://www.KatrinaLeshan.com.
Katrina performed Leo Brouwer’s Canticum for Guitar (1968)
in the [Untitled] Festival’s first concert TIME on November 28, 2012.

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