Violist Katherine Greene, a native New Yorker, holds a master’s degree in performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Mr. William Lincer (former Principal Viola of the New York Philharmonic). Over the years Ms. Greene has held various positions, including that of Assistant Principal Violist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, a position she held for three years until she joined the New York Philharmonic in 1990.
Ms. Greene began her musical studies at the age of five on piano. Later, as an accomplished pianist, she enjoyed an extensive career as a soloist, teacher, and accompanist. After entering college she began to play the viola and eventually decided to pursue a career as a violist.
Ms. Greene’s professional background included several seasons with the New York City and Santa Fe Opera companies, and she regularly participates in studio recordings for film and television scores. As an active recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher she has been a member of the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, which won the Artists International Competition, and has recorded for CRI and Musical Heritage Society with the Soviet Emigre Orchestra and the Orchestra of the 20th Century.
While serving on the faculty of the Westchester Conservatory of Music, Ms. Greene developed a successful chamber music program for adult amateurs. She specializes in orchestral coaching and performance psychology, and her students have won positions in various orchestras, music festivals, and conservatories. She is the executive director of Fabbri Chamber Concerts, a popular series held in a Renaissance library in the Fabbri Mansion on East 95th St. that often feature New York Philharmonic musicians in solo profile in this warm and intimate venue.
Katherine Greene produced Strings in Swingtime, an album of American string quartet music with her colleagues from the Orchestra, released in January on the Bridge Records label.