Katherine Balch


News and Events:

July 7th-August 3rd, 2014
Katherine attends the American Academy at Fontainebleau for summer study

May 6th, 2014
Mathilde Geismar and Dimitri Murrath premier Silhouette for two violas in NEC's Pierce Hall. 

April 22nd, 2014
Robert Anemone performs Iaspis on Tuesday Night New Music's graduating composer's concert in NEC's Jordan Hall.

January 28th, 2013
Katherine performs Schoenberg's Phantasy for Violin with violinist Robert Anemone as a part of John Heiss's Contemporary Ensemble Series in Jordan Hall

November 24th, 2013
Premier of Katherine's piano concerto, Epiphyte, by the New York Youth Symphony and Michael Brown in NYC's Carnegie Hall. More information here!

November 18th, 2013
Katherine accompanies violinist Robert Anemone in a masterclass with Leonidas Kavakos in NEC's Brown Hall.

November 10th, 2013
Violinist Robert Anemone performs Iaspis at the Free Library in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, and Katherine joins him in a performance of Schoenberg's Phantasy for violin.

November 9th, 2013
Violinist Robert Anemone performs Iaspis at NYC's Roerich Museum, and Katherine joins him in a performance of Schoenberg's Phantasy for violin. More information here. 

October 15, 2013
Katherine's Triple Point performed alongside faculty works in Jordan Hall's composer's series. Check out the full program here

*Kickstarter campaign for Katherine's chamber opera, The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, has launched! Checkout the project here! Campaign ends May 12th at 5:00pm EST *

June 21-29, 2013
Katherine attends Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut as a composition fellow.

May 30, 2013
Katherine's orchestra piece, Twin Compasses, will be workshopped as part of the Albany Symphony Orchestra's American Music Festival at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY.

 May 15, 2013, 8:00pm
Katherine's chamber opera, The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, performed in NEC's Brown Hall starring Laura Soto-Bayomi (soprano), Joshua Quinn (tenor) and Patrick Dean Shelton (tenor). Learn more here!

May 14, 2013, 8:00pm
Trio Auloi (NEC honors ensemble) performs Katherine's Pocket-Sized Variations in Jordan Hall. Read about the performers and program here

March 2, 2013, 8:00 pm
NEC/ Tufts double degree student recital in Distler Hall at Tufts University. An evening of chamber music by students in the double degree program, including the premier of Lucem Ferre for amplified violin and 'cello.

February 5th, 2013, 4:00pm
Opening moments from the The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year workshopped in a master class with soprano Lisa Saffer.

January 27th, 2013
Katherine selected as a winner in NEC's annual honors ensemble competition for her piece, Pocket-Sized Variations on Five Poems by Shel Silverstein for oboe, bassoon, and piano. 

November 8, 2012, 8:00pm
Night Songs performed as part of John Heiss' Contemporary Ensemble season in Jordan Hall. Read about the program here!

October 25, 2012 
Katherine received a grant with maximum funding from New England Conservatory's EM department to produce her chamber opera in the spring! Follow the project

October 1, 2012

First student run composer's colloquium at NEC: composer Neal Markowski will share his pieces for guitar quartet and Katherine will speak about Gérard Grisey.

August 2012
Commission for violin solo piece for
Dennis Kim for recital in May, 2013 

July-August 2012
Katherine attends
Atlantic Music Festival to study with David Ludwig, George Tsontakis, Robert Paterson, and Andrew Thomas

May 23, 2012
Rights acquired to adapt John Guare's one-act play,
The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year into a chamber opera to be performed in the spring of 2013.