Katharine Pardee plays organ works by 19th and 20th century Belgian composers on the dual pipe organs of St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington USA, with the Hutchings-Votey Organ, Opus 1623 from 1907, and the Rosales Organ, Opus 30, from 1999. Featured composers are Joseph Jongen, Edgar Tinel, César Franck and Flor Petters.
Concert organist KATHARINE PARDEE provides listeners throughout the United States and Europe with playing described as ”highly virtuosic“ and ”strikingly elegant.“ Dr. Pardee has taught at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York, and was University Organist, Affiliate Artist in Organ and the Hendricks Chapel Organist at Syracuse University from 1988-99. In the Fall of 2001 she takes up a faculty position in music at Oxford University, England, while continuing her concert career.
Katharine Pardee received her DMA and MM degrees as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School as a student of Russell Saunders. Her undergraduate study was at Boston University where she was a student of George Faxon. In 1980 she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Germany with Michael Schneider and in London with Nicolas Kynaston. Pardee’s first CD recording, entitled ”Organ Classics at Crouse“ (Pro Organo CD 7082), features the historic Holtkamp organ in Crouse Auditorium at Syracuse University.
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Orgelkunst - Juni 2010 Organiste Katherine Pardee vertolkt het oeuvre met veel bravoure. Het orgel, of zo men wil, de orgels klinken zeer overtuigend, zeker voor de werken uit de eerste helft van vorige eeuw. Wie zijn discotheek wenst uit te breiden met enkele standaardwerken van eigen bodem komt met deze opname zeker niet bedrogen uit. - SH