|- About Dr. Katz -||
Montreal-born Shelley Katz holds both Bachelor and Master degrees from the prestigious Julliard School in New York. He has played under the batons of Bernstein, Osawa, Solti and Dutoit. In Germany, in Dusseldorf, Koblenz and Mainz, he worked for eight years as Repetitor, Studien-leiter and Conductor. As a piano soloist and chamber musician, S. Katz has appeared in concerts around the world in leading venues, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein (Vienna), Wigmore Hall (London), the Kremlin (Moscow) and Santory Hall (Tokyo). He has accompanied Nicolai Gedda, Jochen Kowalski, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Katia Ricciarelli among others. He broadcasts in Europe, North America and Japan. His CD recordings include: Bach's Goldberg Variations, Canadian piano solos, Schumann's Dichterliebe (Kowalski) and Stolz's Blumenlieder (Schellenberger). In addition to performing, Katz holds a Ph.D. in Music Technology; he has been granted patents on digital instruments and speaker technology.
Dr. Katz is currently the Director of the Symphonova Project and the S Lab, a research institute at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. He is also a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge University, and Musician-in-Residence at the BISC Queens University (Canada).
Approximately 10 years ago, the serendipitous result of an intensive study into digital pianos led Dr. Katz to the concept of layered sound; he converted the concept into the technology that ultimately opened the latest chapter in the field of loudspeaker design, and to the propagated air-disturbance patterns, which have a direct effect on the perceived acoustics. During the years of scientific analyses and experimentation, Dr. Katz discovered a method that permitted him to obtain a patent on the LS Technology from PCT in April of 2007.
At the end of a century which had witnessed so many failed attempts to improve conventional sound systems, Dr. Katz moved the acoustics and sound production industry forward; he obtained superior sound reproduction, and he established new guidelines.
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