Catherine Gerhiser, violin, received her Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School in 2005 and her Master’s in 2007, studying with Masao Kawasaki. From 2000-2001, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program, studying with Linda Cerone. In the fall of 2007, Ms. Gerhiser began her tenure with the New World Symphony, a professional studies orchestra whose alumni have gone to join the ranks of professional orchestras in the US and around the world. Her many inspiring coaches and teachers include Joseph Kalichstein, Joel Smirnoff, Bonnie Hampton, Joel Krosnick, and John Mack, among many wonderful others. Ms. Gerhiser has appeared as soloist with the Savannah Symphony, the Hilton-Head Philharmonia, National Repertory Orchestra, and the New World Symmphony. Festivals that she has participated in include Music Academy of the West, Spoleto, National Repertory Orchestra, and Tanglewood. During her time in New York, Ms. Gerhiser was a member of AXIOM, a chamber ensemble dedicated to playing only 20th and 21st century works composed by progressive and innovative composers of today. Ms. Gerhiser has performed in all the major orchestra halls around the world under the batons of many renowned conductors such as James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Charles DuToit, Kurt Masur, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Ms. Gerhiser has taught extensively in the New York City, Savannah, and Miami areas. She enjoys teaching and inspiring youth and people about the joys of Classical Music.