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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.