Kati Kyme received her musical training at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Felix Khuner of the Kolisch Quartet, and at Yale University, where she studied with Broadus Erle of the Yale Quartet.
She became a member of the Seattle Symphony in 1979, but, after a year's leave to study baroque violin in Vienna, she began to devote her energies to specializing in music before 1850. She has been a member of, and frequent guest soloist with, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra since its debut season of 1982-83, as well as founding members of American Bach Soloists, the Arcadian Academy, and the Artaria Quartet, performing throughout the U.S., in Europe, and in Asia, and making dozens of recordings. Twice each year, she is guest artist with the Santa Fe Pro Musica as well as the Four Nations Ensemble.
In addition to her active performing schedule as a baroque and classical violinist, she is an enthusiastic advocate and performer of music of the 20th Century. In that capacity, she has performed with Earplay, the Stanford New Music Ensemble, the Berkeley Contemporary Players, the Yale New Music Ensemble, the Steve Reich Ensemble, and the Cornish New Music Ensemble in Seattle.
As a teacher, she is also highly committed to the training and education of young musicians through her work at Yale University, the University of Puget Sound, Cornish Institute of Allied Arts, Sonoma State University, and now as String Preparatory Director for CYS.