Katherine Woo

Assistant Principal Second Violin
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24-year old violinist Katherine Woo made her Kennedy Center solo performance debut at the age of 11 and a few years later, made her Carnegie Hall solo debut at the age of 14.

Recently, Ms. Woo performed as a quarterfinalist in the 2022 Indianapolis International Violin Competition and was also invited to compete at the 2022 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition.

Ms. Woo has performed alongside distinguished artists such as violinist, Sarah Chang, Grammy winners, Andra Day and Leslie Odom Jr., Hugh Wolff, John Morris Russell, Christopher O’ Riley from NPR’s From the Top, and composer, Behzad Ranjbaran. Further, she has performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw and NedPho in Amsterdam, Tivolis Koncertsal, Smetana Hall in Prague, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, National Taichung Theater Playhouse, Benedict Music Tent in Colorado, Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and Lincoln Center.

After spending two years in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program as a Neuroscience and Behavior major on the Pre-Health track, Ms. Woo has graduated from the Juilliard School as a recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, studying with Ms. Sylvia Rosenberg, Mr. Masao Kawasaki, and Ms. Sheryl Staples with both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees.

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