Kati Gleiser is a world- renowned concert pianist, and has performed and taught across the globe, including performances at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and on National Public Radio (NPR). She has performed throughout North America and as far as Shanghai, China. She is a National level prizewinner at the Canadian Music Competition and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association (CFMTA) Competition, and was a finalist at the Canadian National Chopin Competition. She is a frequent guest artist at Sweetwater and Kincardine Music Festivals.
Kati is a pioneer of contemporary music, having commissioned new electro-acoustic piano repertoire. She has performed at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) and at the New York Electro-Acoustic Music Festival at CUNY (New York University), and solo performances at the University of Miami, the University of Chicago, and at Electric Eclectics, an internationally recognized experimental computer music festival in Meaford, Ontario. Kati is featured on SEAMUS and INNOVA record labels, performing works written for her.
An accomplished singer, Kati's voice formed the core electronic component of Ayin Shel by the Israeli composer Iddo Aharony, performed by the Grammy-Award winning Eighth Blackbird, at the University of Chicago and in Denver, Colorado. Her solo piano improvisations form the soundtrack for Stephen Moss’s film The Summer of ’99, which was awarded the Best Canoe Film at the Reel Paddling Film Festival (2007). She released her first solo album, Ke Nova of original songs in love and grief for our Earth. She is currently working on her second solo album in devotion to Water, with the generous support of the Canadian Arts Council.
Ms Gleiser is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where she was awarded the University’s Gold Medal, and received an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Ms. Gleiser also recently returned from a four-month teaching and performing residency at FaceArt Music InterNations in Shanghai, China. She was an Assistant Instructor at Indiana University for five years. Ms Gleiser holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from Indiana University, where she studied with world-renowned pianist and pedagogue Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.
Kati is passionate about holistic living and optimal self-care, and studies permaculture, medical herbalism, basket weaving and felting. She has taught at the world-renowned woman’s festival Spirit Weavers in Oregon, USA, and she recently completed her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Sat Dharam Kaur. Stay in touch with her at: www.kenova.org