Short Biography (253 words)
Kate Stenberg’s solo violin playing has been described by NewMusicBox as “highly virtuosic and deeply communicative…full of character and presence.” Her acclaimed CD, “Scenes from a New Music Séance” with pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann, released by Other Minds in 2012, includes several world premieres and assorted new music – a genre to which she has been deeply committed.
Formally as first violinist in the renowned Del Sol String Quartet, with whom she toured nationally and internationally for the past two decades, Kate performed premieres of hundreds of new works and recorded numerous CDs. She was a founding member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Real Vocal String Quartet. In addition to her recordings with Del Sol String Quartet, she has recorded with many other ensembles, including the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, New Music Works and with the late Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Kate has Stenberg has performed at San Francisco Performances with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, the music of Daniel Bernard Roumain alongside cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. In addition, she has performed with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera Orchestras as well as the San Francisco Symphony. She has lectured and performed at numerous conservatories and universities throughout the country including the Manhattan School of Music. MIT and the San Francisco and Peabody Conservatories of Music.
Kate was raised in a dynamic family of professional musicians and received her degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music.