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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 Bedford Trio, Odin Quartet, and the Exultate Chamber Singers.

 

Awarded the NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize in 2023 and selected as the 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 Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival.

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 and music leaders such as James Rolfe, Norbert Palej, Elizabeth Raum, Andrea Pinto Correia, and Derek Bermel, and has had the opportunity to work with artists and institutions such as JACK Quartet, Untitled Ensemble, and musica intima.

Skillfully combining old classical components with contemporary influences in her musical creations, Katharine’s music creates a distinctive aural experience in her work, incorporating rich harmonies and resonant melodies that engage listeners from beginning to end. Residing in Toronto, she 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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