photo by Richard Blinkoff

photo by Richard Blinkoff

Catherine Ro

Catherine Ro, violinist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, has established herself as an active chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist.  Her concerts have taken her all around the globe to such countries as Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, France, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. Ms. Ro made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  Since then, she has performed with various other orchestras including the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Diablo Symphony, Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, and the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra at Tanglewood. In addition, she has performed at Carnegie Hall with the MET Chamber Ensemble under James Levine.  Ms. Ro received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Juilliard School, where she was the recipient of the Gluck Fellowship Award, as well as scholarships from the Starling Foundation and the Dorothy DeLay scholarship, given to one violinist per year.  While at Juilliard, she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, and the late Felix Galimir.  Ms. Ro was a teaching fellow and assistant to Dorothy DeLay both at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. She has also been on the faculty of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music Workshop. Ms. Ro resides in the New York City area with her husband, violinist David Chan, and their children Annalise, Micah, and Arianna.