“Her playing is clear and lucid… She has created a highly personal style…”

-- Fanfare

“… nothing short of stunning.” -- The Washington Post

“… both a formidable technician and a sensitive artist.”

-- The Dallas Morning News            


Visit the Video Gallery for a selection of Kathryn's live performances

Acclaimed American pianist Kathryn Woodard curates and performs programs that explore cross-cultural exchange in music. Her international performances have taken her to China, Korea, Croatia, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, and Kyrgyzstan. In 2001 she served as an American Cultural Specialist by the U.S. Department of State. In the U.S. she has performed at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

As an advocate for new music Woodard has worked with such noted composers Karlheinz Stockhausen, Yehudi Wyner, Ge Gan-ru, Huang Ruo, and Frederic Rzewski and has performed numerous premieres. She began researching the Turkish composer Adnan Saygun in 1997 and has since introduced numerous audiences to composers from Turkey and across Asia. She founded the initiative Sonic Crossroads with the aim of shedding light on global piano music, and her performances have been featured on the broadcasts Performance Today and The Front Row. She has released an album of solo piano music by Ahmed Adnan Saygun and two albums, Silhouettes and Journeys, that feature both recent and older works from around the globe. 




View Kathryn Woodard's artist profile on C:N Net, the ClassicalNext online promotional platform


Kathryn will perform solo and with vocalist Hiroko Kawai in  Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto) from September 2016


Kathryn's wind ensemble arrangement of Victory March by Leyla Saz will be performed November 22 at Centre College in Danville, KY - Jaemi Loeb conducting!


Register for Kathryn's Piano Pedagogy Workshops to be held in Vienna 2016! 


Listen and preview Kathryn's new piano pieces Royal Portraits

Kathryn Woodard performs...