Catherine Carson

2018 Young Artist Competition Winner

Catherine Carson (Cate) is from Northfield, MN, and is a violin student of Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota. She is a 10th grader at the Shattuck – St. Mary’s School and has been playing the violin since she was four years old. Catherine is a prizewinner in many competitions including the Thursday Musical Competition, the Schubert Club Competition, the YPSCA Competition, the Rochester Music Guild Competition, and the 2018 Senior Level MTNA Competition, West Center Division.

Cate has performed in the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine, California Summer Music is Sonoma County, and the Bravo Festival in Minnesota. Her orchestral experiences include both the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, serving as concertmaster of an individual orchestra twice. Her favorite academic subjects are English and History, but when not practicing or studying, Cate enjoys reading and spending time with her cat.

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