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Kathryn Mientka, piano     
Kathryn Mientka has performed internationally to critical acclaim as the pianist
in the Mientka Duo,which her late husband,
Tyme Mientka co-founded in 1983. The Duo
gave concerts in Germany, France, Italy,
Switzerland, and the USA, where they were
featured nationally on radio and television.
Their debut at the National Gallery of Art in
Washington D.C.was received with an
enthusiastic standing ovation. They also
were featured numerous times on National
Public Radio’s Performance Today and on
PBS television. The Mientka Duo was the
recipient of many honors and awards,
including a special prize at the Concours
International de Musique de Chambre
in Paris.
Kathryn holds a Masters Degree in Music
Performance from the University of
Southern California. She taught at Montana
State University for two years. Subsequently
she and her husband moved to Germany,
where they lived for eight years, teaching
and touring internationally. Kathryn resides
in Grand Junction, Colorado, directs the Western Slope Concert Series, and is a
founding member and pianist in the cross-over Celtic band FEAST. She is also
adjunct faculty at Colorado Mesa University as piano accompanist.