© Kacey Link, 2019.

BIOGRAPHY

     Kacey Link is a pianist and author who specializes in the music of Latin America. As both a performing artist and scholar, she has performed or lectured throughout the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France, and Switzerland. Her recent book, Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music (Oxford University Press, 2016), explores the history of Argentine tango and its creators. She recently co-authored an article titled "Tango: A Primer" for Chamber Music Magazine, Summer 2018.

     Kacey is an advocate of new music and recorded the CD, Small Town (Centaur, 2017), featuring the music of Ori Barel. She has also appeared on NACUSA Concerts, and most recently performed Katherine Saxon's "From Paris to Helen" on the LA Chapter's 85th Anniversary Celebration Concert.

     In past years, she has served as music director or accompanist for Out of the Box Theatre Company, Opera Santa Barbara, Kansas City Lyric Opera, and New Theatre of Kansas City. She has accompanied classes for such prestigious artists as Marilyn Horne and Yo-Yo Ma.  

     In the realm of dance, she has worked with UC Santa Barbara and accompanied classes for Heather Watts, Deborah Wingert, and Mark Morris Dance Group as well as Interlochen Center for the Arts and Cecchetti Exams and Summer Institutes.  In 2015, she was the music director for Adam Barruch's DANCEworks residency at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara and his new dance/theater production of Sweeney Todd.  

     As an educator, she maintains a large piano studio in Santa Barbara and works frequently with students in Ventura College's Opera and Musical Theater program.

     She has studied with Sequeira Costa, Mark Farrel, Robert Koenig, and Jack Winerock.  She holds degrees from University of California – Santa Barbara (D.M.A. in Keyboard), University of Miami (M.M. in Musicology), and University of Kansas (M.M. in Accompanying, B.M. in Piano Performance).