Leading conductor Marin Alsop recently commented, “I am hugely impressed. Catherina is a beautiful violinist and musician.” Catherina Lee is one of the most gifted and promising violinists to have emerged from Queensland, Australia.
Catherina gave her first public recital at 9, debuting with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at 13, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. At 15, she was accepted into the class of renowned violinist and teacher Gerhard Schulz, a former member of the famed Alban Berg Quartet at the
University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She has also been mentored by Janine Jansen in Sion, Switzerland. As a soloist, she has performed with numerous orchestras throughout Europe and Australia, including Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del
Veneto, Queensland Symphony, Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Ensemble, Wiener Akademische Philharmoniker, Junge Philharmonie Wien, and Camerata Orphica Festival Orchestra. Her recent solo debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna was described as an
Catherina plays on a GB Guadagnini, Turin c. 1771, generously on loan by a private sponsor.