Violist Kate Vincent is originally from Perth, Western Australia. Her solo playing has been described as having “vivid color and palpable verve” (Fanfare Magazine). Currently a resident of Los Angeles, Ms. Vincent moved to the West Coast from Boston where she held the position of Artistic and Executive Director of the Firebird Ensemble. Ms. Vincent has served as Principal and Associate Principal Violist with numerous East Coast ensembles including Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, Emmanuel Music, Opera Aperta and Opera Unlimited.
As a chamber musician Ms. Vincent has appeared with the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Alea 3, Chameleon Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Dinosaur Annex, the Fromm Foundation players at Harvard, Quartet X, Winsor Music, and on Emmanuel Music’s Chamber Series.
In Los Angeles, she performs regularly with the Los Angeles Opera and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Vincent has been a guest artist on the Dilijan Chamber Music Series, with the Eclipse Quartet, and also on the Monday Evening Concert Series. Ms. Vincent has toured throughout Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, and Russia performing chamber music and in the summer is a faculty member at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Vermont. She has premiered chamber and solo works by Luciano Berio, Lisa Bielawa, Donald Crockett, John Harbison, Lee Hyla, John McDonald, Joseph Maneri, Eric Moe, Eric Guinivan, Nicholas Vines, and recorded for labels such as New World Records, BMOP sound, Tzadik, Oxingale, and Steeplechase.
Between 2006 and 2012, Ms. Vincent was a member of the faculty at the Bard/Longy School of Music as co-director of the new music ensemble, Longitude. She holds two master’s degrees from New England Conservatory of Music (Viola Performance and Music Education).