Katherine Day

Katherine Shiell portrait
Classical H-Course Year 12 Teacher
Performance Teaching Fellow
Classical Piano

Katherine Day is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Royal College of Music. She began piano studies aged four and was a music scholar at University High School.

Katherine began her professional career in fringe theatre, working with directors like David Myles and Hugh Halliday. She won the VCA concerto competition in 1999, performing Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with the VCA and OV orchestras under the baton of Dobbs Frank. In London, Katherine was a finalist in the RCM’s concerto trials, playing Gershwin’s Concerto in F.

On her return to Australia, Katherine appeared regularly as a concerto soloist, performing: Grieg Concerto in A minor, Mozart Concerto in D minor, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, F. X. Mozart Concerto in E flat, and Beethoven Concerto in G Major. In 2007, Katherine won the Liederfest Accompanist Prize and the following two years travelled to the UK to tutor on an international master course for pianists at Frensham Heights School, Surrey.

This year, Katherine toured the eastern seaboard and South Australia in Promac Production’s Mikado, and has performed for La Prima Opera’s Encore. In the ACT, for the ANU Open School of Music, Katherine was instrumental in organising the 2016 Satie Festival, performing alongside Stephanie McCallum and Tobias Cole.

Katherine has just completed a season with Victorian Opera premiering Richard Mills’ Pied Piper, and performing outreach work for Cendrillon.

Later this year, Katherine will tour Victoria and New South Wales in a stage Christmas Carol production with Michelle Fitzmaurice and Phil Gould. In 2017, she will appear as soloist in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the National Capital Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Weiss. Katherine is a recording artist with MOVE Records and can be heard on various recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM.

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer