Katherine Rick

Katherine Rick

Adjunct Piano Instructor and Staff Accompanist

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Katherine Rick


D.M.A. in Piano Performance, The Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), 2014

M.M. in Piano Performance, The Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), 2011

B.M. in Piano Performance, University of South Carolina, 2009


Winner, Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Yellow Springs, OH, 2014

Winner, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

2nd Prize and Audience Choice Award, Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition, Easton, MD, 2012

Winner, University of South Carolina Concerto Competition, Columbia, SC, 2009

Winner, Cobb Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Marietta, GA, 2008

Finalist, Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition, Denver, CO, 2008

Winner, Gail Newby Concerto Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

Grand Prize and 1st Prize Winner in Solo and Concerto Divisions, World Piano Competition, Cincinnati, OH, 2006

Winner, Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Winner, Azusa Pacific University Concerto Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

2nd Prize and Grand Public Prize, Int’l Russian Music Piano Competition, San Jose, CA , 2005

Winner in two categories, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, 2005

Winner, Pasadena MTAC Russian Festival, 2005

Winner, Southern California Jr. Bach Festival, 2005


Winner, International Piano Symposium Concerto Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Winner and Special Prize, Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Finalist and Special Prize, Rachmaninoff Competition for Young Pianists, Russia, 2003

2nd Prize, Gatchina-Polotsk International Organ Competition, Belarus, 2002

3rd Prize, Blue Birds International Piano Competition, Sebastopol, Ukraine, 2001

3rd Prize, Canadian Music Competition, Quebec City, Canada, 2001

3rd Prize, Tradition and Modernity, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000

3rd Prize and Special Prize, Republic of Yakutia Competition for Young Pianists, Russia, 1998


AGO (American Guild of Organists)

ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)

RSCM (Royal School of Church Music)

Other Credentials Certifications

Associate of the American Guild of Organists (2016)

Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (2016)

Chamber Music Performances

Hillsdale College Faculty Recital, featured performer; Hillsdale, PA, 2016

Friends of Chamber Music, guest artist; Reading, PA, 2015

Tufts University, featured performer; Boston, MA, 2014

Liberty University, guest artist and lecturer; Lynchburg, VA, 2014

The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, guest artist; Washington DC, 2013

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, guest artist; Danvers, MA, 2012-2013

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at the Peabody Institute of Music, solo recitals; Baltimore, MD, 2011-2013

Goodwin Hall at the Peabody Institute of Music, solo and collaborative recitals; Baltimore, MD, 2009-2012

“Strad For Lunch,” WMP Concert Hall, recital with Dmitry Volkov (cellist), New York City, NY, 2011

Russian Embassy, featured performer; Washington DC, 2011

Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, guest artist; Augusta, GA, 2011

Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, guest artist; Augusta, GA, 2011

39th Annual Flute Association Convention, performance with the Dahlia Flute Duo; Charlotte, NC, 2011

Maryland Boychoir Center for the Arts, collaborative recital with the Dahlia Flute Duo; Baltimore, MD, 2011

Lowman Concert Series, guest artist; Columbia, SC, 2009

Aspen Music Festival, recital participant; Aspen, CO, 2008

Glinka Philharmonic Great Hall, winners recital participant; Zaporozhye, Ukraine, 2007

Le Moulin d’Ande, recital participant, Normandy, France, 2007

International Young Artist Peninsula Music Festival, guest artist; Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, winners recital participant; New York, NY, 2006

Zelazowa Wola (Chopin’s birthplace), recital participant; Poland, 2006

American Liszt Society Festival, featured performer; Lincoln, NB, 2004

Orchestra Performances

University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra; Columbia, SC, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2009


Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Marietta, GA, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2008

Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2007

Southwestern Youth Music Festival Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, 2006

Polish Festival Orchestra, Zamosc, Poland, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2006

Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2005

Academic Awards and Scholarships

Graduate Assistantship in Keyboard Studies, Peabody Conservatory ($37,000 annually), 2011-2013

Graduate Assistantship in Accompanying, Peabody Conservatory ($37,000 annually), 2009-2011

Arthur M. Fraser Award; University of South Carolina, 2009

Cantey Award for Excellence; University of South Carolina, 2008

University of South Carolina Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2007-2009

Academic Scholarship from The First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, 2007-2009

John Adams Piano Scholarship, 2007-2009

Piano Merit Full Tuition Scholarship; Azusa Pacific University, 2004-2007

Master Classes

Leon Fleisher, Daniel Phillips (violinist, Orion String Quartet)

András Fejér (cellist, Takacs String Quartet)

Pavel Nersessian

Dina Joffe

Alexander Slobodyanik

Naum Shtarkman

Eteri Andjaparidze


Award-­winning pianist Katherine Harris Rick made her solo debut at age nine in her hometown of Yakutsk, Siberia, winning the Republic of Yakutia Competition for Young Pianists. She went on to gather accolades from international competitions in six countries, performing across the Ukraine, Belarussia, Canada, the United States, Russia, Poland, and France. Among the competitions in which she received awards are the World Piano Competition (Cincinnati, OH), the Rachmaninoff Competition for Young Pianists (Veliki Novgorod, Russia) and the International Russian Music Piano Competition (San Jose, CA). She has also played in several internationally known venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), and the Small Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg, Russia). Dr. Rick has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Polish Music Festival Orchestra (Zamość, Poland), the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA), Southwestern Youth Music Festival Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA) and the Cobb Symphony Orchestra (Marietta, GA). In 2011, she became a founding member of The Russian Trio, with Nikita Borisevich (violin) and Dmitry Volkov (cello). The trio was recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes at the Chesapeake Bay Chamber Music Competition (2012), the Coleman Chamber Music Competition (2013), and the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (2014). Dr. Rick was given a full scholarship to Azusa Pacific University when she was only fifteen years old —the youngest student ever to enter the university. Subsequently, she was offered a full graduate assistantship in accompanying at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and graduated with her Master of Music in 2011. In 2014, she graduated as a Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody, having held a full graduate assistantship there in Keyboard Studies. She has been privileged to perform in masterclasses with some of the greats of today’s pianistic world, such as Leon Fleisher, Dinna Joffe and Naum Shtarkman, and her most influential teachers have included Alexander Shtarkman, Marina Lomazov, Natalya Reznik, Antoinette Perry and Pavel Nersessian. Dr. Rick is married to Rev. Adam Rick and currently serves as adjunct piano instructor and accompanist at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.