Award-winning flutist Catherine Gregory and acclaimed pianist David Kaplan present their debut duo album, Vent, released September 8, 2023, on Bright Shiny Things.
Vent frames two world premiere recordings by Timo Andres and Gabriela Lena Frank within the chiaroscuro of Schubert, Prokofiev, and the title work by David Lang. The NY Times has lauded Gregory as “magically mysterious,” “her sound rich and fully present,” and Kaplan as “excellent and adventurous,” with “striking imagination and creativity.” Vent imbues new works with old soul, and reveals familiar works in a new light.
The duo of Australian flutist Catherine Gregory and American pianist David Kaplan have performed together since 2014, including at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as guest recitalists for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and most recently at the Við Djúpið Festival in Iceland. They have performed live on WFMT Chicago as part of the Dame Myra Hess Series, as well as on WQXR New York as part of the late Bob Sherman’s Young Artists Showcase. Their recital programs creatively intertwine repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, with several pieces being written especially for them, including Timo Andres’ Steady Gaze (featured on this disc), and a new major work commissioned from Christopher Cerrone in the 2024-25 season. Both passionate about connecting directly with communities through music, they often perform together as Core-Artists of Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, which aims to build a “more compassionate and connected world” through chamber music. Individually, they each enjoy dynamic portfolio careers as soloists, ensemble players, teaching artists, and creative collaborators. Both artists have been frequently cited by The New York Times, which has praised Catherine’s playing as “magically mysterious,” and David as “excellent and adventurous”.
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