The American pianist, violinist and music teacher, Katherine Peterson, was offered in high school two, four-year scholarships to prominent music schools: Curtis Academy of Music in Philadelphia and Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. She chose to study at Indiana University School of Music with the world-renowned pedagogue, Josef Gingold (who was also the teacher of Joshua Bell and Midori Gotō). She received her Bachelor of Music Degree, cum laude, from Indiana University. She studied piano with the nationally-acclaimed pianist, Gladys Gladstone, who was a student of Artur Schnabel. She studied chamber music with the Guarneri String Quartet, the Cleveland String Quartet at the The New School in New York City. She studied with Dorothy Delay from the Juilliard School of Music.
Katherine Peterson performed in the Aspen Music Festival Professional Chamber Orchestra, and with the Music Academy of the West Orchestra in Santa Barbara, California. She performed five concertos as violin soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. She performed Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Mov. 1, with the Treasure Valley Orchestra. She loves to improvise music on the piano and the violin, compose and perform as a pianist, solo violinist and chamber musician.
Chamber Performances: Katherine Peterson is the Artistic Director and Violinist for Katherine’s Concert Associates, a select group of Los Angeles-based musicians who perform chamber music for special events in the Los Angeles area since 1990.
Katherine Peterson played violin for hundreds of commercial studio recordings for 20 years. Her CD of original Classical ~ New Age Music is available on iTunes. It is titled: “Orchids in Bliss.” She plays both piano and violin on her CD. “Orchids in Bliss” can be listened to on 60 Internet radio stations including: Pandora Internet Radio, “Katherine Peterson Radio,” at www.pandora.com, and www.spotify.com
Katherine Peterson performed in Carnegie Hall three times with the New York String Orchestra with Yo Yo Ma, with Itzhak Perlman. She performed with Luciano Pavarotti, played solo violin with Mannheim Steamroller, played in bands of George Benson, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Ben Vereen, and Isaac Hayes. She performed solo violin for gatherings at Macchu Piccu and the Temple of Unconditional Love in Peru; in Bahia and Brazilia, Brazil; in Florence, Assisi, and Venice, Italy.