Katherine Vincent, from Perth, Western Australia, is the Artistic Director, Violist and founder of the Firebird Ensemble &emdash; a Boston based new ensemble.
In addition Ms. Vincent is the Associate Principal Violist of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and has performed as both Principal and Associate Principal Violist with groups such as Emmanuel Music, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Opera Boston, Opera Aperta and Opera Unlimited.
Ms. Vincent was the violist of the Arden String Quartet from 1999 to 2003 and has been featured as a guest artist with numerous groups including Dinosaur Annex, Alea 3, Chameleon Ensemble, the Euclid Quartet, Winsor Music, Callithumpian Ensemble, Sarasa Ensemble, and the Fromm Foundation Players at Harvard.
She has been featured on the Boston Modern Orchestra's Club Cafe Series, Emmanuel Music's Chamber series, at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and at the Bennington Composers Conference of the East.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Vincent has performed throughout Australia, Canada, the U.S., Germany, Holland, Russia and in Central Asia. She has premiered solo and chamber works by Luciano Berio, John MacDonald, Lee Hyla, Curtis Hughes, Joe Maneri, among others and recorded for the Tzadik, New World, Oxingale and Steeplechase labels.
Ms. Vincent graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2000 where she studied with James Dunham and Lenny Matcynzski. She holds Master's degrees in both viola performance and music education.
In 2004 she was awarded a St. Botolph grant-in-aid award and was also recently appointed Co-Director of Longitude, the new music ensemble at the Longy School of Music.