' Unique and Colourful Music Education'
The Painted Piano
Music Studio -- Sooke, B.C.
© Kathy Russell 2021
Kathy has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of British Columbia's finest young talent.
She is well-versed in instrumental repertoire, though is known primarily for her work with vocalists. She has performed extensively in Western Canada, including work with prize-winning artists at the
national and provincial music festival level.
Kathy is available to collaborate on repertoire for
concerts, auditions, exams, and competitions.
Kathy has discovered a great love for choral music.
In the past two decades on Vancouver Island she has Accompanied for choral groups including:
Victoria's District 61 Youth Honour Choir,
The Arion Male Voice Choir, The Crystal Singers,
The UVIC Lieder Singers, The Camosun Choristers,
The Ekoos ensemble, The Sooke Community Choir,
The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus, and more. She is the current Accompanist for The Avalon Singers and
The Greater Victoria Police Chorus.
Some choral performances of note:
* work with famed Canadian rocker Bill Henderson
(of ‘Chilliwack’) at Uvic’s Farquar Auditorium
* Performances for Premier John Horgan and
former Premier Gordon Campbell
* Canada Day 2018 - Main Stage at B.C. Legislature
* Government House performances for Honorary Guests
* The International Choral Competition
'Kathaumixw' in Powell River, B.C.
In May of 2015, the BC Choral Federation awarded Kathy
the 'Joyce O. Maguire Award' for outstanding long term service as a choral accompanist.