Katha Zinn, violinist

Katha Zinn is a Brooklyn based violinist who works with a wide variety of music, ranging from contemporary to classics. She has completed her Bachelors Degree at the Juilliard School, where she graduated with Scholastic Distinction, as well as completing a Masters Degree at Mannes the New School for Music. Katha is a member of the group aTonalHits, which is dedicated to bringing contemporary and lesser known works to light. The group also produces small films, using the medium to explore music, art, film and animation in different ways. They has been selected as featured artists on MySpace, and have also taken part in TED events. aTonalHits films have also been featured on the Juilliard School's website.

 

As a performer, Katha has performed in many venues in New York including Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Liederkranz Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Katha has also served as concertmaster at the International Ensemble Modern Akademie, performing Hans Zender's contemporary rendition of Schubert's "Winterreise", as well as working alongside the composer. She is also the third prize winner of the 2013 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards. She has given a concert tour of Holland, as well as concerts and masterclasses in Montreal, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan with aTonalHits member Illya Filshtinskiy. The group has also worked closely with the Societe de Musique Contemporaine du Quebec, presenting a recital with three of Quebec's foremost composers, including a premiere of Jean Lesage's "Portrait of a Sentimental Musician in a Distorting Mirror'. aTonalHits is largely dedicated to new music, having premiered over 80 works. They have released an album of Schnittke Sonatas, as well as a new album entitled "1910-1920", which focuses on a variety of different violin and piano music within that decade.