Caterina Szepes | Violin
Since her recital debut on RIAS Berlin Radio in 1987, Caterina Szepes, a native of Berlin, Germany, has appeared both as soloist, recitalist and as chamber musician throughout Europe, Australia, South America and the USA. Her concerto appearances include those with the Kammerphilharmonie Cologne, the Symphonie Orchestra of Aue, and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.
Szepes has participated in various chamber music festivals, including the Taos Summer Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. She has appeared with the Seacliff Chamber Players, Concordia Chamber Players, Philomusica, the Aspen Music Festival, the Nyack Academy of Music Festival, the American Virtuosi in Fort Myers, the Barge in Brooklyn, the Foothills Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and has collaborated with many artists, including members of the Juilliard and the American String Quartets, Lynn Harrel and Hillary Hahn, among others.
Szepes received her training from the German violinist Ulf Hoelscher at the Karlsuhe Hochschule für Musik where she graduated with an Artist Diploma, summa cum laude. She was awarded two consecutive full scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service to continue her studies with Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she became the winner of the Concerto Competition in 1993.
As an orchestral musician she has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and toured regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra before becoming a member of the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1997.
Szepes‘ recordings include those of the Kurt Weill Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik and as part of the 50th Anniversary CD of the Marlboro Music Festival.