Katherine Murdock, viola, has performed throughout the world as a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and with such groups as Music from Marlboro, Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, St. Luke’s, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
She has been a guest of the Beaux Arts Trio, the Guarneri, Emerson, and Vermeer string quartets, and has performed live for West German Radio, the BBC, NPR “Performance Today”, “St. Paul Sunday”, and NBC’s “Today Show.”
Ms. Murdock received her education at Oberlin and Yale; her teachers and mentors have included Karen Tuttle, William Primrose, Joseph Silverstein, Sándor Végh, Felix Galimir, Robert Mann, and Eugene Lehner. Currently Associate Professor at University of Maryland, she has served on the faculties of Boston Conservatory, The Longy School, Wellesley College, the Hartt School, Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, and for nine years at SUNY Stony Brook. In the summer she is on the artist faculty of the Yellow Barn and Kneisel Hall festivals. She is a member of the Left Bank Quartet and for twenty-one years was violist of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. In recent years she has toured New Zealand, Turkey, Taiwan, Guatemala, and Brazil to perform recitals and present master classes. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and their dog Tessie. She will be on campus second session.