Catherine Rinderknecht is a violinist dedicated to connecting with people and sharing in the experience of being human through collaboration, teaching, and performing music. Praised for her “innate artistry,” she strives to connect deeply with music and convey it with the utmost vulnerability and sincerity. An advocate for new music and collaboration, Catherine recently commissioned and premiered a series of solo violin pieces for her project entitled, "There Is No Comfort Zone." Additionally, she was a co-commissioner and gave the Oklahoma premiere of Stephanie Ann Boyd's "Amerigo" as part of the 50 State Sonata Project. Catherine is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts program in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa.
Catherine is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts program in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance with distinction at the University of Iowa and her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Oklahoma. Her principal teachers include, Scott Conklin, Hal Grossman, and Doris Preucil.
When she has completed her formal education, Catherine hopes to teach at the collegiate level where she can share her love of music with students while helping them to find their own voices in the musical world and maintain an active career as a solo and collaborative artist.