Katy Henriksen

KUAF host of "Of Note", Arts Director and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Katy Henriksen is a Fayetteville native who grew up in a musical household. She began violin lessons at age six and later added voice, viola and piano to her musical studies. She was briefly a music major at the University of Arkansas before switching over to print journalism (B.A. '00, M.A. '03) and she's been covering arts and culture ever since, both here in Northwest Arkansas and in New York City, where she lived from 2004 to 2008. 

She's covered arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine, Wondering Sound and others. You may have seen her documentary Rare Edition, about the Dickson Street Bookshop, on AETN. Her favorite violin concerto is Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor. In addition to joining KUAF as the classical music and arts producer, she's the music editor for The Rumpus, an online cultural magazine based in San Francisco.

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"His music gets closer to my heart," explains pianist Helena Aung of Chopin's music, whose work is what she played at her first recital when she was six. "When I was younger I felt like the only way to express myself was through music," she explains. In playing piano she found a refuge. A recent graduate of the piano performance program in the music school at the UA, Aung studied under Jura Margulis, and is now auditioning for master's programs in piano performance. She stops by the Firmin...

Katy Henriksen

A house party first brought cellist Christian Davis Serrano-Torres and pianist Sophia-Odelia Bauer together, as they bonded over a mutual interest in returning to their classical music roots. Although she keeps busy as a fashion photographer and videographer and he as a member of indie rock group Rosenbridge, they both longed to tackle lush romantic works from the likes of Faure, Rachmaninov and Schumann. The duo makes their first public appearance this Friday at NWA Fashion Week's benefit...

Sophia-Odelia Bauer

Listen to the latest in handpicked compelling classical via on-demand streams of Of Note episodes right here. Of Note Carter Cello Concerto Episode: Of Note American Diversity Episode: Of Note Cello Rabbit Hole Episode: Of Note John Williams's Trees Episode: Of Note Harp Takes Center Stage Episode: Of Note #SundaySymphony featuring both Elgar & Sibelius's 2nd:

"I love the music of Vivaldi," states 17-year-old recorder player Lucie Horsch. "It's rhythmical, light, energetic; and his slow movements are utterly beautiful." Her debut with Decca highlight the Baroque master. Hear from the recording in today's program along with music from William Grant Still, Stacy Garrop, Robert Sirota and Dia Succari. Tune in from 8 to 10 p.m. to catch today's handpicked compelling classical.

"For as long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life," writes Canadian violinist Angele Dubeau who celebrates 40 years of playing violin by taking requests from listeners. "I have expressed myself and travelled the world; it nourishes me every day." Catch highlights from the 2-disc release Silence On Joue Take 2 by streaming this limited time on-demand stream.