Based in St John’s, NL, Kate’s diverse talents can be heard performing with the Atlantic String Quartet (winners of MusicNL Classical Musicians of the year, 2021) as Principal Violist in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and at festivals such as Sound Symposium and Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival.

Kate’s solo album “After” (Leaf Music) is nominated for MusicNL and ECMA’s classical album of the year. Containing a mix of works for viola and electronics, (including 2 new commissions by Andrew Staniland and Benton Roark), collaborative improvisation with sound engineer and creator, Michelle LaCour, ( and solo Baroque repertoire, it brings a new facet of Kate’s creative work into the spotlight.

In 2005 Kate won a position with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London, England, where she was a member of the viola section for 6 years. Kate also played regularly with the world renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as the Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Fun Facts About Kate

When did you join the NSO?


Who inspired you to learn how to play?

Many people along the way!

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

Kim Kashkashian

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

Hiking, cycling, swimming, gardening, cooking