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Kathryn Bates, cello

Kathryn’ boundless energy for sharing musical experiences has shaped a career that continues to explore the intersections of tradition and innovation. Praised for her “beautifully rounded sound” by the New York Times, Kathryn’s performances are hailed as “electrifying” (Boston Globe), characterized by a dancer’s sense of rhythm and captivating theatricality.  

Before there was San Francisco, there was: Concord, MA

Studies: Rice University Shepherd School of Music; San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Program

Other things you are known to do: Run long distances for no good reason, backpack and/or hike, roast coffee

Nerd alert: I was bored in math, so I memorized 50 digits of pi, which I can still recite