ComposersCatherine Likhuta

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Charlotte Miles VIC cello

Catherine Likhuta is an Australian-based composer whose music exhibits high emotional charge, programmatic nature and rhythmic complexity. Her works have been played throughout the world by prominent orchestras (such as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble), chamber groups (such as Atlantic Brass Quintet, U.S. Army Field Band Horns, Ensemble Q and Western Brass Quintet) and soloists (including Peter Luff, Paul Dean, Michael Duke, Andrew Pelletier, Denise Tryon and Adam Unsworth). Her pieces have been played at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage), Glyndebourne Opera House (Organ Room), five International Horn Symposiums, two World Saxophone Congresses, the Midwest Clinic and many other festivals and conferences. She was the winner of the 2014 and 2020 International Horn Society Composition Contest (virtuoso division) and the 4MBS Kawai Composition Contest, as well as the recipient of several awards, including two grants from the Australia Council for the Arts. Catherine holds a Bachelor's degree in jazz piano from Kyiv Glière Music College, a five-year degree in composition from Kyiv Conservatory and a PhD in composition from the University of Queensland. She is an active performer, often playing her own music. She was the soloist on the premiere and the CD recording of Out Loud, her piano concerto commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, and the pianist on Adam Unsworth’s CD Snapshots. Her music can be heard on Albany, Cala, Equilibrium and Summit Records. 

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Photo credit: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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