Violinist Katherine Arndt, from Boston, Massachusetts is a full-time student at Yale School of Music, where she is pursuing her Masters of Music, studying with Ani Kavafian.
She recently graduated from New England Conservatory of Music under teacher Miriam Fried.
An avid chamber musician, Kate has attended several intensive chamber music programs including Music@Menlo, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Taos School of Music and others. Her former group, the Isolde Quartet, was featured on NPR’s From the Top for the 15th anniversary taping in Jordan Hall, and the group also received an honorable mention at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. At her former school she was selected to perform as a guest artist with the Borromeo String Quartet as winner of their annual chamber music competition. In addition to her performances in the United States, Kate has been recently active in Europe, where she participated in the IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses in Cornwall, UK, this past April. In the spring of 2017, she was chosen as an active participant in the Kronberg Master Classes and Concerts in Kronberg, Germany.
Also passionate about education and community service, during 2012-2013, she participated in From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders, a yearlong program of service and music leadership, where her team worked with first grade students taking part in the MusiConnects program at an inner city school in Mattapan, MA, inspiring them and teaching them music. She currently teaches as part of the Music in Schools Initiative at Yale University.