Kate Vincent, Viola
Violist Kate Vincent is originally from Perth, Western Australia. Ms. Vincent serves as Artistic Director/Violist of the Firebird Ensemble, Principal Violist of Opera Boston and Associate Principal Violist of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In addition, Ms. Vincent has appeared as Principal Violist with numerous East Coast ensembles including Emmanuel Music, Opera Aperta, and Opera Unlimited. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Camerata New England, the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Alea 3, Chameleon Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Dinosaur Annex, the Fromm Foundation players at Harvard, Quartet X, Winsor Music, the Aurea Ensemble, and on Emmanuel Music’s Chamber Series. As a chamber musician specializing in contemporary music, Ms. Vincent has performed extensively in Australia, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, and throughout the United States. Between1999 and 2003, she was also violist of the Arden String Quartet. Ms. Vincent has premiered chamber and solo works by Luciano Berio, Lisa Bielawa, Donald Crockett, John Harbison, Lee Hyla, John McDonald, Joseph Maneri, and Eric Moe, and has recorded for labels such as BMOP sound, Tzadik, New World, Oxingale, and Steeplechase. In 2006, Ms. Vincent was invited to join the faculty at the Longy School of Music as co-director of the new music ensemble, Longitude. Ms. Vincent holds a double master’s degree from New England Conservatory in Viola Performance and Music Education where she studied with James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet.