Kate Dillingham, cellist, currently enjoys an active career both in the United States and abroad. She has performed as soloist with The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, The Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
Kate has recorded three CDs, which are commercially available through iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby: Haydn’s Cello Concertos and music of Claude Debussy, Arthur Honegger and Gabriel Fauré for Connoisseur Society Records, and selected works of Witold Lutoslawski, Victor Herbert, Antonín Dvořák, and Jennifer Higdon.
She made her New York debut in 2002 at Merkin Concert Hall, and has appeared numerous times at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, and Symphony Space in New York, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA and has been presented twice by invitation at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
Ms. Dillingham has served on the faculties as Instructor of Cello at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and New York Summer Music Festival, (NYSMF) at The State University of New York, Oneonta. She is involved in commissioning, performing and recording new music for cello including works by a variety of composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Laura Kaminsky, Hannah Lash, Jorge Muniz, Vivian Fung, Wang Jie, Andrew McKenna Lee, David Fetherolf and Ralph Farris.
Ms. Dillingham received both a Bachelor (summa cum laude) and a Master of Music from Rutgers University, where she studied with Bernard Greenhouse. She studied with Maria Tchaikovskaya at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2005, she and Mr. Greenhouse collaborated on an edition of the Sonatas for Violoncello and Keyboard BWV 1027-1029 by J.S. Bach, published by G. Schirmer Inc., which she presented in a combined concert and lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ms. Dillingham is highly sought after for her polished and sensitive playing. The press has deemed her “an excellent cellist; dignified, intelligent, and compelling. An adventurous, dedicated champion of contemporary music, she performed with admirable control, conviction, and authority."