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KATHARINE PETKOVSKI (b. 1997) is a composer and pianist based in Toronto, Canada. Featured on CBC’s list of "30 hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30", her music has been performed and premiered by celebrated ensembles such as the National Youth Choir of Canada, musica intima, the Bedford Trio, Odin Quartet, and the Exultate Chamber Singers.

 

Katharine was recently awarded the 2024 Diane Loomer Award in Composition for her piece, “When Music Sounds”, marking her first choral publishing deal with Cypress Choral Music. She is the winner of the 2023 NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize, and winner of the Bedford Trio Composition Competition. Katharine’s music spans multiple disciplines and is especially passionate about creating music for visual media and film. She has scored films that have been premiered and shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Atlantic International Film Festival, San Francisco Indie Short Festival, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, and Inside Out Film Festival. Her music has been used commercially and was featured by Team Canada leading up to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.

Katharine holds a BMus in Composition from the University of Toronto ('19), and a MMus in Composition from the University of Toronto ('21), where she received the prestigious Tecumseh Sherman Rogers Graduating Award upon completion. She has been mentored by esteemed composers like James Rolfe, Norbert Palej, and Derek Bermel, and is an active member of the Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada, the Association of Canadian Women Composers, the Alliance for Women Film Composers, and the Canadian League of Composers.

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