Principal Artist Teacher
Biography: Violinist KATIE LANSDALE has been widely lauded as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has performed as soloist and chamber artist in South America and Europe, and on numerous North American concert series, including the Phillips Collection, the Caramoor Series, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Room. Winner of Grand Prizes at the Fischoff and Yellow Springs national chamber competitions, she has collaborated in chamber concerts with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein, the Miami Quartet, Robert MacDonald, and Charles Neidich. Lansdale's concerto appearances have included with the National Symphony, the Austin Mozart Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Schroeder Classical Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the NY Spectrum and Repertory Orchestras. Particularly widely acclaimed for performances of solo Bach, Lansdale has performed the complete cycle over a dozen times in North and South America. “This is one of the best recordings of this music,” wrote the American Record Guide of her Bach CD (Amazon.com). Lansdale directs the Promisek Bach workshop program. In New York, where she founded the acclaimed Locrian new music group, Lansdale’s extensive chamber music concerts have ranged from Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center with Yo Yo Ma to Merkin Hall with the Twentieth Centuryists; she performs twice a year in Carnegie's Weil Hall with the Festival Chamber Society.
Lansdale is a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, an internationally-acclaimed piano trio touring the US and Europe for over 25 years. Winners of the Koussevitsky Award for recording and lauded by the press for their CD’s, the Trio has recorded for Triton and Centaur labels, featuring new American trios, duo and trio music of French composer Nicolas Bacri, the complete trios of Robert Schumann, and, most recently, trios by Ravel, Ives and Rebecca Clarke. The Trio has worked closely with a number of leading composers and served residencies at Tanglewood, Yale University and the University of Pittsburgh; they are now resident chamber ensemble in Connecticut at the Hartt School and at the Fairfield Library.
Lansdale studied with Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Ronda Cole, Donald Weilerstein and Mitchell Stern. She graduated cum laude from Yale, where she was awarded prizes in both the arts and humanities, and earned graduate music degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM, A.D.) and Manhattan School of Music (DMA cum laude). Having taught Boston University and at State University of New York-Stony Brook, she teaches at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and the Boston Conservatory. Lansdale is a champion of musical connections to children and communities, and is conducting her fourth outreach campaign this year called Music for 1000 Children.