Artist Bio

Katherine Woo, violin

Violinist Katherine Woo made her Kennedy Center solo performance debut at the age of 11 and a few years later, made her Carnegie Hall solo debut at the age of 14. Recently, Ms. Woo has been invited to compete as a quarter-finalist in the 2021 Isaac Stern International Violin Competition and was awarded third prize at the 2019 Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand. Ms. Woo has performed alongside distinguished artists such as violinist, Sarah Chang, Grammy winners, Andra Day and Leslie Odom Jr., Hugh Wolff, John Morris Russell, Christopher O’Riley from NPR’s From the Top, and composer, Behzad Ranjbaran. Further, she has performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw and NedPho in Amsterdam, Tivolis Koncertsal, Smetana Hall in Prague, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, National Taichung Theater Playhouse, Benedict Music Tent in Colorado, Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and Lincoln Center.

After spending two years in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program as a Neuroscience and Behavior major, Ms. Woo has graduated from the Juilliard School as a recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, studying with Ms. Sylvia Rosenberg and Mr. Masao Kawasaki, and is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Juilliard.