Old Songs in a New World:
Folk-inspired Music for Two Pianists
Katherine Dowling and Clark Schaufele, piano
Folk music, the traditional music of the people in a country or region, has for centuries inspired composers through its rhythms, melodies, and textures. In a program of duo, duet and solo music, pianists Katherine Dowling and Clark Schaufele invite the audience on a journey from Andalusia to Bali, from Budapest to Oslo, with music by Brahms, de Falla, Tveitt, Dvorák, and others. Through compositions that draw on rich ethnic traditions and time-honoured songs, listeners are connected to universal human experiences of joy and sorrow, loss and love, transcending space, time, and cultures.
Award-winning pianist Dr. Katherine Dowling has performed across North America and Europe as soloist and chamber musician. A native of Regina and Gustin musical descendant, she currently teaches at the University of Regina and adjudicates and performs throughout the province. Dr. Clark Schaufele–performer, accompanist-coach and educator–has a multi-faceted career spanning genres, and on both piano and double bass, he appears in tours, shows and recordings across a range of genres. He is presently Head of Piano at the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts.