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Kate Dillingham is a soloist, a collaborative artist and an avid proponent of the music
of living composers. She has performed as a soloist in 18th- 21st century repertoire with
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, The Salzburg Chamber
Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared numerous times
at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center,
Bargemusic, Symphony Space and The DiMenna Center in New York, NY. She has performed at
the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA, The Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, and has been
presented twice at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
Ms. Dillingham has toured throughout Europe and the United States. Recent highlights
include concerts at the Tseretelli Gallery in Moscow, Russia, Weill (Carnegie) Recital
Hall and The DiMenna Center in New York City where she performed a recital of entirely new
compositions, many of which were written expressly for her. Active in the New York
freelance scene, she has performed for Broadway productions of Disneys The Lion King
and Matilda the Musical and has appeared with jazz legends Tony Bennett, Clark Terry,
Jimmy Heath and Barry Harris.
Ms. Dillingham has made five recordings; Haydns Cello Concertos with The Moscow
Chamber Orchestra and music of Claude Debussy, Arthur Honegger, and Gabriel Fauré, both
for Connoisseur Society Records, and works of Witold Lutoslawski, Victor Herbert, Antonin
Dvorák, and Jennifer Higdon with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Her recording project
entitled CROSSINGS: New Music For Cello featuring commissioned works by composers of Random Access
Music, Alia Musica and several notable individuals was achieved
through crowd- funding and was the Album of the Week on
WQXRs Q2 program. Porter Anderson of Thought Catalogue writes, This is richly
rendered music of its time: disturbing, provocative rhapsodies on quieter moments of
internal need and grace perfect for the melancholic intelligence of the
cellos prized voice.
Following Ms. Dillinghams New York debut, which featured world premieres of works
by Augusta Read Thomas and Pulitzer Prizewinner Jennifer Higdon, the press deemed
her an excellent cellist; dignified, intelligent, and compelling. An adventurous,
dedicated champion of contemporary music, she performed with admirable control,
conviction, and authority. In Jennifer Higdons Soliloquy, the New Music
Connoisseur described her as an extraordinary performer who displayed musical
insight and emotional depth
A student of Bernard Greenhouse, Ms. Dillingham received both a Bachelor (summa cum
laude) and Master of Music on a full-scholarship from Rutgers University, after which she
studied with Professor Maria Tchaikovskaya at the Moscow Conservatory. A long association
with Mr. Greenhouse led to collaboration on an edition of the Sonatas for Violoncello and
Keyboard BWV 1027-1029 by J.S. Bach, published by G. Schirmer Inc., now in its second
printing, which she presented in a combined concert and lecture at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art. Ms. Dillingham released an album of these works on the Affetto Label with generous
support from the William Scheide Fund with Grammy-nominated harpsichordist, Jory Vinikour.
Ms. Dillingham has recently been named Executive Director of the contemporary music
collective Random Access Music (RAM) which curates and presents concerts in NYC, issues an
annual Call for Scores, and produces the Queens New Music Festival. She is
Artistic Director of CelloFest 2016 in Wellfleet, MA that included concerts, master
classes and an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of her teacher,
Bernard Greenhouse. She has served on the faculty at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA
and at The New York Summer Music Festival at SUNY, Oneonta. She is a voting member of
NARAS, Chamber Music America, American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 and American
String Teachers Association. Expressive phrasing and a sense of forward motion
characterize her playing. Inspired by her love for performing the classics, her enthusiasm
for broadening the range and repertoire for the cello has led her to commission, perform,
and record the music of composers of the 21st century.
Kates recordings were licensed for
use in these films:
Download Kates complete Resumé.
Download Kate's cello Teaching Resumé.
Download Kate's Teaching Approach.