Goodson, Katharine

This gifted English pianist was a pupil of Leschetizky for four years, and has been mentioned as one of the best of that famous teacher. After attaining an enviable reputation in London, and throughout England, she began a series of concert tours, playing first at Berlin, where she was warmly praised by the critics. She was engaged in Paris to play with the Lamoureux Orchestra, and since then has made tours through Germany, Austria, Holland, France, Belgium and Italy, besides annual journeys over Great Britain. She has appeared under a number of celebrated conductors, including Richter, at his London concerts; Nikisch at the Gewandhaus, Leipsic; and with the Berlin Philharmonic at Hamburg. Her American debut occurred in January, 1907, as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, on which occasion she was most favorably received. She returned to America in October, 1907, to play at the fiftieth anniversary of the Worcester (Massachusetts) Festival, her concerto being a new one by her husband, Arthur Hinton, an English composer and violinist of some note. Besides her many appearances in recital in the large cities of the United States she has played with all of the leading orchestras of the country. She has especially distinguished herself in her playing of Grieg's concerto. Her interpretations are poetic and spontaneous, and are based on a thorough command of both technic and musical effects. Personally, Mme. Goodson is tall and slender, with movements full of grace and vitality, possessing a charm to which none of her pictures do justice.