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Katie Lansdale

Principal Artist Teacher 

Email: ktlansdale@gmail.com

Biography: Assistant professor of violin

B.A. cum laude in humanities from Yale University

M.M. and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music

D.M.A. from Manhattan School of Music

Has performed solo and chamber music from an early age, from childhood appearances at the White House to her present international career as a member of the Lions Gate Trio (Hartt's trio-in-residence), recording for Triton and Centaur labels. Most recent double CD (Centaur): Duos & Trios by Robert Schumann.

She has studied with Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Ronda Cole, Donald Weilerstein, and Mitchell Stern.

She has been coached intensively by members of Juilliard, Tokyo and Guarneri Quartets.

Lauded for her wide interests and repertoire, she has a particular passion for solo Bach, often performing the complete works in concert.

She is an active recitalist and chamber musician in Europe and The United States.

Since her debut with the Baltimore Symphony at age 14, her wide array of performances has ranged from performances with Yo Yo Ma in Avery Fisher Hall to international festivals in Finland, Germany and France.

A founding member of the Locrian Ensemble, she regularly presented new solo and chamber works on the Locrian series in New York until 2004.

As a champion of new music, she has collaborated with a number of leading composers internationally, as a member of both the Lions Gate Trio for 13 years, and as a member of the Locrian Ensemble.

She has won the Schlosspreis for the performance of solo Bach at Salzburg Mozarteum, she was the grand prize winner at both the Yellow Springs and Fischoff National Chamber Music competitions, and won awards for both Outstanding Violinist and Outstanding Participant at Tanglewood's Fellowship Program.

In 2001-2002, Lansdale initiated a school outreach program called Music for 1000 Children. She challenged her studio to play for 1000 children, promising to play for another 1000 herself. Her studio then joined with the Hartt student chapter of ASTA (American String Teachers' Association) to challenge other groups in North America to play for 1000 school children. Responses were highly enthusiastic, and the end, musical performances were brought to 13,000 children from Quebec to Texas. For information on the Lions Gate Trio, visit the Trio's web site.

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