Gladys B. Goetz Chair
Katherine Bormann joined the first violin section of The Cleveland Orchestra in 2011. She completed degrees at Rice University and the Juilliard School, studying with Kathleen Winkler, Joel Smirnoff, and Ronald Copes, and subsequently became a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, where she performed as soloist and concertmaster.
Ms. Bormann has participated in the Strings Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Festival, where she was also a member of the contemporary music ensemble, New Fromm Players. She has appeared on the Wednesdays at One concert series at Alice Tully Hall, taught and performed as part of the annual Kent Blossom Music Festival, and served for four years as concertmaster of Northeast Ohio's Suburban Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Bormann has been a guest lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University and at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. She is currently a member of the board of trustees for the New World Symphony.