As a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and activist, Katie aims to use the cello to engage people in unique and meaningful musical experiences. Katie enjoys bringing cello music to a wide range of settings and venues, performing at churches, yoga studios, art galleries, Syntax Physic Opera (CO), The Preservery (CO),The Bluebird (CO), and Red Rocks Amphitheater (CO).
Under the direction of William Grubbat Butler University and Matthew Zalkindand the Lamont School of Music, Katiehas presented five full-length recitals including repertoire from the Baroque through the Modern era.
As an accomplished orchestral cellist, Katie serves as Principal Cellist of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and has played for various musicals, ballets, operas, film recordings, and season concerts since 2003. Katie’s true passion as a cellist lies in performing chamber music.
She currently collaborates with guitarist Russ Callison, formed in 2016 out of a shared desire to offer captivating and intimate performances of cello and guitar music. In 2018 she collaborated with the renowned Harlem Quartetin a special performance of the Mendelssohn Octet.
Katie’s experience as a chamber musician brought her to four seasons of the Zodiac Chamber Festival and Academy where she spends two weeks collaborating on standard repertoire as well as premiering new compositions throughout the south of France.