As the MPO’s Concertmaster, Catherine is responsible for chairing the violin section as well as working with the Music Director to ensure a smooth and successful concert performance by mentoring performers and resolving technical performance issues as needed.

Catherine started violin lessons in the Carroll College Suzuki program in Waukesha, Wisconsin, then moved on to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee and the Music Institute of Chicago. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Violin Performance. Her primary teachers have included Roger Frisch, Roland Vamos, J. Patrick Rafferty, and Korey Konkol.

Catherine joined the MPO in 2012 and was the soloist on Tzigane by Maurice Ravel in 2016. She currently teaches lessons at City of Lakes Waldorf School and at her home studio in a Northeast Minneapolis artist loft.