KATRINA VAN HUMBECK
Katrina Van Humbeck is a Winnipeg, based Singer/ Songwriter/ Pianist/ Arranger/ Recording Artist/ and Educator. She was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, although she was born in Czechoslovakia, now known as Slovakia, and immigrated to Canada as an infant. Katrina’s debut album, Blue & Beyond, was released in February 2017. This soprano songstress may be viewed as a ‘Crossover,’ or ‘Jazz Fusion Artist,’ as her music embodies her full classical voice, unmistakable flare for Jazz, Musical Theatre, Latin lounge, Pop, and Soul.
Katrina is making waves in the Winnipeg Music scene, with her powerful, expressive voice, and magnetic stage presence. She brings her infectious love for life and dreams through her original music, and the classic Jazz and Broadway standards that she performs. Her music and performance style have been described as heartfelt, beautiful, genuine, contemplative, expressive, sultry, sexy, and fun. A memorable comment by a younger listener is, “Katrina sounds like a Disney Princess.”
As a musician, Katrina is inspired to have listeners relate to her music personally and be moved by the stories in her songs. She is riding the musical wave of momentum, with the pending release of her Album 2, DOING A NEW THING (October 13th, 2018). Although she had personally arranged this song collection and acted as Executive Producer for the album, she was mentored and coached by some of Winnipeg’s most respected musical artists, including Jonathan Alexiuk and Helen White.
Katrina’s unique musical journey involved more than two decades of being a Professional Educator of the Arts. having taught Music, Choir, and Drama at all levels (Pre-School up to Grade 12) in both public and private schools. In 2016, after serious soul searching, Katrina chose to return to her first love, which is being a musician and performer herself. Although she continues to teach private voice and directs a Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music, she dedicates a bulk of her professional time to honing her own craft as a singer/songwriter/pianist/ arranger, and entertaining audiences around Winnipeg, in coffee shops, restaurants, theatres, festivals, and house parties.
Katrina possesses a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Theatre and Music Performance from the University of Winnipeg, and a Bachelor of Education in Theatre and Music from the University of Manitoba.
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Katrina Van Humbeck
Millennium Library - Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald Street