Katrina Smithline

Katrina SmithKatrina Smith has been a member of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra since 1999. She is Co-Principal Violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and Assistant Principal Violist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and substitutes regularly with both the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Hartford Symphony Orchestras. During a five-year residency in Charleston, South Carolina, Katrina was the violist for Chamber Music Charleston, and also performed with the Charleston and Hilton Head Symphonies, and for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
Having begun her music studies in the public school music program in Charlottesville, Virginia, Katrina went on to study with Karen Tuttle at the Peabody Conservatory, and earned a Master's Degree at the Yale School of Music as a student of Jesse Levine. She has coached extensively with Burton Kaplan as well. A fellow at Tanglewood for two summers, she also attended the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, coaching with the Tokyo String Quartet both there and at Yale.
As the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Katrina studied baroque violin with Sigiswald Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague, and subsequently toured Germany and Italy with the period groups Concerto Koeln and the Neue Mannheimer Hofkapelle. In the U.S., she has performed with ensembles such as Arcadia Players, Dallas Bach Society, Musicians of the Old Post Road, and Orchestra of New Spain.