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Katherine Dowling

Music Department
Assistant Professor

Office: RC 256.1
Phone: 306-585-5502

Research interests
Performance, collaborative piano, chamber music, piano literature, piano pedagogy

Praised by the New York Times for her “crystalline performances, gestural expressiveness, and careful attention to color”, and by the Boston Globe for her “effortless incisiveness”, award-winning pianist Dr. Katherine Dowling performs across North America and Europe as a solo and chamber musician.

Katherine is familiar to audiences as a multi-year fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, a New Fromm Fellow, and as a Britten-Pears Young Artist; through numerous positions at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Orlando Festival, and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute; and through multiple Winners’ Tours under the auspices of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. As a member of the chamber ensemble Gruppo Montebello,

Katherine appears on many critically-acclaimed recordings on the Etcetera label; her recent performances have also been broadcast on the CBC (Canada), Radio-Canada, BBC (United Kingdom), and National Radio (Holland). She credits her teacher teacher Gilbert Kalish, as the major influence in her musical life. Dr. Dowling’s endeavours are generously supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Leverhulme Trust.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance – Stony Brook University)
  • Master of Music (Performance – University of Toronto)
  • Bachelor of Music (Performance – University of British Columbia)