Kate Stenberg’s solo violin playing has been described by NewMusicBox as “highly virtuosic and deeply communicative, full of character and presence.” Her acclaimed CD, Scenes from a New Music Séance with pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann (Other Minds), includes several world premieres and assorted new music – a genre to which she has been deeply committed for the past 25 years.
Formerly, as first violinist of the renowned Del Sol String Quartet, with whom she toured and performed for the past two decades, Stenberg premiered well over 100 works at prestigious venues including the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, and Symphony Space in New York City. She recorded on eight critically-acclaimed CDs fostering the string quartet repertoire through the commissioning of established and emerging composers. Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “masters of all musical things they survey” and two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the quartet expanded its outreach to numerous educational institutions including the Manhattan School of Music, Dartmouth, MIT and the San Francisco and Peabody Conservatories of Music.
Stenberg has collaborated and premiered work at San Francisco Performances with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company and worked with choreographers Garrett + Moulton Productions on their project “StringWreck.” She was a founding member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and has recorded with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, New Music Works, and Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Stenberg currently plays in a duo with pianist Sarah Cahill, focusing on classical and modern repertoire for violin and piano while continuing to work with and commission composers of national and international renown.
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