Kate Campbell

Hailed as a "brilliant pianist" (Financial Times), Kate Campbell performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician specializing in 20th and 21st century music.  She has worked closely with leading composers such as Pulitzer Prize winners Steve Reich, David Lang, and Caroline Shaw, and is at home with styles ranging from thorny modernism, to "sleek and spirited" minimalism, to indie classical. 

Kate is the pianist for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. She is the co-founder and pianist of the interdisciplinary duo KATES, which intertwines new solo piano music with new dance. The duo recently enjoyed a debut season at NYSoundCircuit at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and the Dance Conversations Festival at the Flea Theater in New York. As the pianist in the contemporary ensemble REDSHIFT, this year she will continue a guest artist residency at California State University East Bay, premiering works by faculty and student composers.  Having recently relocated to the Bay Area, current freelance projects include performances with New Keys, Hot Air, the Garrett+Moulton Dance Company, and Switchboard Music Festival. She is also proud to be on the team of organizers for the inaugural Omaha Under the Radar Festival in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She can be heard on New Amsterdam Records.

Highlights of the 2014-15 season have included world premieres of two works by George Crumb with the San Francisco Contemporary Players at Cal Performances, the world premiere of Lucy: A Memory Opera with Milwaukee Opera Theater, and an intensive residency and performances with Morton Subotnick at Mills College. She is dedicated to the music of her own time and place, and premieres many works by emerging composers each year. 


Hear Kate play Four Pieces below: