Marie-Louise Catsalis

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Marie-Louise Catsalis
Lecturer, Stanford Music Department

Marie-Louise Catsalis is a conductor, vocal coach and keyboard accompanist (piano and harpsichord). She also currently teaches courses at Stanford University. Initially trained as a pianist, she completed a graduate opera repetiteurâ course at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1993. That year she also took part in the Pacific Music Festival, Saporo, Japan, where she gave recitals with chamber soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic and Santa Cecilia Orchestras, played in the festivalâ orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, and worked with composer Lou Harrison. Thereafter she began to specialize in vocal music of the Italian Baroque, taking lessons in Italy and eventually completing the Master of Music degree at the University of New England, Australia, in 1998. She went on to doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia, which focused on the serenatas or occasional vocal music of Alessandro Scarlatti (degree conferred 2005). She has presented papers and lecture/recitals at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, the American Handel Society, the Musicological Society of Australia, and the American Musicological Society. Her critical editions have been published on the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music.