Katherine Palumbo is a pianist, vocalist and advocate for the performance of contemporary music. As a founding member of both the Khasma Piano Duo and Trillium Ensemble (flute, clarinet and piano trio) she is passionate about collaborating with others on uniquely programmed concerts and has premiered pieces by notable composers such as James Romig, Robert Morris, Federico Garcia, Efrain Amaya, Nathan Hall, Matthew Heap, and Mark Fromm. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Palumbo has performed with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Alia Musica, OvreArts and has performed live on Classical WQED 89.3 FM. She has been an accompanist at Duquesne University, a vocal coach and accompanist for Chatham Universityʼs Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholars, and director of music for Incarnation of Lord Catholic Church. Most recently she performed The Silent Spring Project with the Trillium Ensemble as part of the New Hazlett Theaterʼs 2015/2016 CSA (Community Supported Art) Performance Series, and released debut albums with both Khasma (Switchback in November 2015) and Trillium (Silent Spring in April 2016). Palumbo earned her degree in piano performance from Bucknell University where she studied with Barry Hannigan. Other notable piano teachers include Maria Caruso and Ralph Zitterbart of Pittsburgh, PA. She received her Alexander Technique teaching certificate from the Philadelphia School of the Alexander Technique under the instruction of Martha Hansen Fertman. She currently teaches piano and the Alexander Technique from her home in Pittsburgh.