Kate Ezawa, violinist, comes from a strong tradition of violin playing and teaching in northeast Ohio, home to the late violinist Beth Newdome, formerly of Atlanta Symphony, and soprano Sylvia McNair (who studied violin before voice!).
She is Suzuki certified through Book 5 and
completed training with Ronda Cole and David Strom of the D.C. area, Kimberley Meier-Sims, Allen Lieb, and Oscar Soler. She was advised by string pedagogue Dr. Robert Gillespie as an undergraduate and continued to Cincinnati Conservatory for graduate school, where she was introduced to the Sassmannshaus Violin Tradition, a vital part of her students' curriculum.
Kate's pursuit of violin study has taken her to various international programs at the University of Cambridge (UK), the Franz Liszt Music School in Germany, and Meadowmount School, founded by Juilliard professor Ivan Galamian. She is an alumna of the American Youth Symphony in Los Angeles and completed a performance certificate with violinist Ingrid Chun of the L.A. Phil. Other mentors include Evgeny Zvonnikov and Kia-Hui Tan.
Kate's private violin and viola studio is located in Cambridge, where she resides with her husband and two sons.
M.M. College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
B.M./B.A. The Ohio State University
Violin and Psychology