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The Pittsburgh Philharmonic is pleased to welcome, violinist Kathleen Andrews as our concertmaster. Ms. Andrews holds degrees in Violin Performance from Eastern Michigan University and The Hartt School. Her primary teachers have included Daniel Foster, Yehonatan Berick and Anton Miller. While attending the Hartt School, Ms. Andrews participated in the long-‐term Suzuki teacher-‐training program with renowned pedagogue Teri Einfeldt.
Since moving to Pittsburgh in 2012, Ms. Andrews has performed with many local orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Alia Musica, Ovre Arts, the West End Trio and others. She is concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and a member of the first violin section of the Butler County Symphony. Kathleen is also the violinist of the contemporary music ensemble, Wolftrap. Ms. Andrews has long been a passionate chamber musician and has played in masterclasses for members of the Emerson, Daedalus, Brentano and Vermeer string quartets and has performed with members of the JACK quartet. In addition to an active performing schedule, she teaches violin and viola at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, where she takes joy in bringing music into the daily lives of her students. Kathleen lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, composer and bassist Ryan McMasters.