Catherine Rinderknecht Moritz is a violinist dedicated to connecting with people through the shared experience of music-performing, teaching, and collaborating with others to enhance our human experience. Praised for her “innate artistry,” she strives to bond deeply with music and convey it with the utmost care, vulnerability and sincerity.
An advocate for new music and collaboration, Catherine actively commissions and promotes new works for solo unaccompanied violin. She recently commissioned and premiered a series of solo violin pieces for her project entitled, "There Is No Comfort Zone” and was a co-commissioner of Stephanie Ann Boyd's Amerigo violin sonata (2015), giving the Oklahoma premiere as part of the composer’s 50 State Sonata Project.
Catherine is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts program in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa. She earned 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.