Sikora Culpo Duo
The music of Christopher Culpo and Catherine Sikora has been described as open and responsive, with their musical lines being cohesive and together yet springing into unexpected directions, diverging and then converging, filled with surprise and humor. In sum: free and fresh.
About Catherine Sikora
Saxophonist, improviser and composer Catherine Sikora was born and raised in West Cork, Ireland. Self taught to begin with, she moved to New York City to study and play with great improvisers.
Sikora works in a broad range of settings, from highly complex composed music, to folk songs, to free improvisation. She works regularly with Eric Mingus, Enrique Haneine, Brian Chase, Han-earl Park, Stanley Zappa, Christopher Culpo and Ross Hammond, as well as actively pursuing solo performance.
In the past few years Sikora has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. She was a featured soloist in Eric Mingus’ radical reimagining of Tommy by the Who (Adelaide Festival 2015), and was artist in residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in
Paris for the fall of 2014, working on a project inspired by stories from her female ancestors.
Catherine’s first solo album ‘Jersey’ was released on Relative Pitch Records in July 2016. Catherine is proud to play Bari reeds and a Soprano Planet mouthpiece.