Violinist Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors, as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School and received her Master’s Degree from Boston University’s School for the Arts. Her wide artistic scope has led critics to describe her playing as “delightfully effective” (New Music Connoisseur) and “shimmering” (Stylus), as well as having “memorable demonic energy” and “restless, haunted atmosphere” (Washington Post).
She was a member of the Rivanna String Quartet, and has often performed in such series as Washington DC’s Embassy Series, Boston’s Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series, the Staunton Music Festival, and the McIntire Chamber Music Series at the University of Virginia. She was also a member of the Seneca String Quartet and has collaborated in chamber music settings with Andres Diaz, Ida Kavafian, Ann-Marie McDermott, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Zazofsky. In addition, she regularly appears with the Craftsbury Chamber Players and Boston-based Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Firebird Ensemble, the Art of Music Chamber Players, Musicians of the Old Post Road, and the Chamber Music Foundation of New England. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Charlottesville and University Symphony, the Blue Ridge Chamber Orchestra, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Boston Virtuosi, and the Vermont Symphony. Her performances have been featured on WGBH, WTJU, and KUOW. Ms. Winterstein is the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, the assistant concertmaster of the Portland Symphony, and she performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She served for three years on the faculty of the University of Virginia, and has been an affiliated artist at Middlebury College in Vermont since 2002.