Kate Goddard, historical violin

Kate Goddard enjoys a burgeoning career as a multi- instrumentalist. A busy freelance violinist, violist, and horn player, her musical proclivities range from period performance to contemporary works by living composers. Her upcoming season includes engagements with the American Classical Orchestra and Early Music New York, as well as performances at St. Bartholomew’s Church with her quintet Ensemble Melos, and a series of trio concerts in San Francisco. She has recently appeared with the Yale Schola, the American Handel Society at Princeton, and Manhattan School of Music’s contemporary ensemble, Tactus. Beyond classical music, she has performed at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas with the NYChillharmonic, and at ShapeShifter Lab with her (aspiring) gypsy jazz band. As a session musician, her playing has appeared on recent releases by Morgan Saint (Epic Records), Karikatura (Oh So Nice Records), and the soundtrack for the upcoming film A Different Sun. As an educator, Kate maintains a studio of over forty students. She has worked with a number of music outreach programs, including the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Queens- based public school program “Bach to School”, and her woodwind quintet has performed in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education.