Katherine Bormann joined the first violin section of The Cleveland Orchestra in March 2011. Prior to her appointment, she was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, where she performed as soloist and concertmaster. A graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School, Ms. Bormann's principal teachers were Kathleen Winkler, Joel Smirnoff, and Ronald Copes.
Ms. Bormann has participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival, where she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. She has appeared on the "Wednesdays at One" concert series at Alice Tully Hall, and as violinist in the American premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s The Soul is Light, for oboe, violin, and harp. For two summers, Ms. Bormann was a member of Tanglewood’s New Fromm Players, a contemporary music chamber ensemble. She is currently the concertmaster of the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, a Northeast Ohio community orchestra.
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