Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Student Mentor Emeritus: Saxophones
Katherine Weintraub (a native of Sarasota, Florida) is a performer, educator, and third year doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin. She made her solo debut at the age of 15 performing Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with the Florida Orchestra. Katherine holds her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where she studied with the renowned Professor Donald Sinta. She has performed in master classes for prominent saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Jean-Marie Londeix, Griffin Campbell, and Vincent David. In 2011, Katherine was the winner of the graduate concerto competition at the University of Michigan. In 2013, she was named winner of the William C. Byrd Young Artist’s competition. The following year, she performed as a soloist with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and gave a master class at the Flint Institute of Music. In the fall of 2014, performed as a featured concerto soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Shortly after, Katherine was also named first-prize winner of the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition (ISSAC) in Columbus, Georgia. Her most influential mentors include Lisa Sloan (Sarasota, Florida), Donald Sinta (University of Michigan), and Chien-Kwan Lin (Eastman School of Music).