Patricia Goodson

Patricia Goodson

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  Patricia Goodson, pianist   American pianist Patricia Goodson is active as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout Europe and North America.  Her playing, praised by critics as 'powerful and seductive' and 'breathtakingly virtuosic'  has been featured on radio (NPR, BBC, Czech Radio and others) and television (US, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic).    Ms. Goodson`s four CD set of the complete solo piano works of Josef Bohuslav Foerster, released in December 2013 on Brilliant Classics, has been hailed as “superb” , “beautifully nuanced” and “essential”, it marks the first time Foerster`s beautifully intimate works have been commercially recorded.    In January 2014, she recorded Scottish-Czech composer Geraldine Thomsen-Mucha`s piano concerto with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic orchestra under conductor Andreas Sebastian Weiser.  Following that, she recorded Ms Mucha`s solo works.  The two CD set will be released on Supraphon classics in 2016.   Her solo CD of contemporary American music, 'Strange Attractors', for Albany Records, received uniformly enthusiastic, positive reviews.   She records also for Czech Radio and Czech Television.    Upcoming activities include a tour in Germany with the renowned Stamic Quartet, and celebrated oboist Vilém Veverka and recordings of solo works by American composer Laurence Sherr.     Patricia Goodson's broad repertoire encompasses music by Czech composers of all periods such as Fibich, Suk, Tomášek, Janáček, Foerster, Fišer, Kapr, Loudová, Matoušek and Dvořák in addition to masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others.  She works actively with contemporary composers, and has had many pieces written especially for her.  Her work has been the subject of a show on BBC World Service radio.   As founder and director of the Jiné Pohledy (Other Outlooks) Music Festival, she organized and performed in concerts of music by first-rate but overlooked composers, particularly those who have been marginalized for political reasons.  Other projects include a program of music by Holocaust composers and their descendents, with a special focus on women composers.    Ms. Goodson has lived full-time in Prague since 1991, and came to Prague from Boston, where she served as a music tutor and chamber music coach at Harvard University.  While in Boston, she performed extensively throughout New England as a soloist and chamber musician and toured widely as a recitalist.  She was a regular performer with the Harvard Group for New Music with whom she premiered numerous works. Ms. Goodson received her education at Duke University (BA, with honors) and at the Peabody Conservatory (MM).
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