Kathleen Tagg is a composer, pianist, producer and music director.
Credits: The musical Erika’s Wall with Sophie Jaff (in development, presented in 1st draft workshop performances at The Music Theatre Company, Chicago 2010), Apple Heart with Sophie Jaff (2009- songs performed at 54 Below, Duplex, Lincoln Center). Alt-cabarets include the Afrikaans Spieël Speel with lyrics by a range of South African writers (2013) and Soul of Fire (2012) created with South African singer Zanne Stapelberg (Country-wide tours of South Africa). Soul of Fire (pianist, arranger, producer) was nominated for the SA Music Awards for best classical/instrumental album, and was used on television and in the film Die Laaste Tango (2013). Commissions include the Cape Philharmonic (2014), Jewish Culturefest Vienna (2015) & clarinetist David Krakauer (2013).
New works & arrangements: Breath & Hammer electro-acoustic project with Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer, Where Worlds Collide- 2-piano fusion of jazz/African music/classical/extended techniques with pianist Andre Petersen.
Kathleen holds the Helen Cohn Award as outstanding doctoral graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed on 4 continents in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center & Sondheim Theatre, and during summer she is on the faculty of SongFest in Los Angeles. Recordings: NAXOS, Universal, Table Pounding Records, Ossia Records, Gallo Africa and the Broadway Lullabies Project.