Violist Kate Vincent is originally from Perth, Western Australia. Ms. Vincent recently moved to Los Angeles from Boston where she still maintains positions as Artistic Director /Violist of the Firebird Ensemble, Principal violist of Opera Boston and Associate Principal violist of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In addition, Ms. Vincent has appeared as Principal violist with numerous East Coast ensembles including Emmanuel Music, Opera Aperta and Opera Unlimited.
As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Alea 3, Chameleon Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Dinosaur Annex, the Fromm Foundation players at Harvard, Quartet X, Winsor Music and on Emmanuel Music’s Chamber series. Between 1999-2003 she was also violist of the Arden String Quartet. As a chamber musician specializing in contemporary music, Ms. Vincent has performed extensively in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Russia and throughout the United States.
Ms. Vincent has premiered chamber and solo works by Luciano Berio, John Harbison, Lee Hyla, John MacDonald, Joseph Maneri and recorded for labels such as BMOP sound, Tzadik, New World, Oxingale and Steeplechase. In 2006, Ms. Vincent was invited to join the faculty at the Longy School of Music as co-director of the new music ensemble, Longitude. Ms. Vincent holds a double Masters Degree from New England Conservatory in Viola Performance and Music Education where she studied with James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet.