As an avid chamber musician and soloist, Katie Thomas' versatility has allowed her to perform widely in concert halls including Carnegie, Merkin, as well as venues in Europe and the Dominican Republic.
She earned a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Lucie Robert. There Ms. Thomas was awarded the School of Music Merit Scholarship and The Hugo Kortschak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music. For the Inaugural Amateur Chamber Musicians Festival at Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Thomas took the role as an assistant chamber coach.
While at Manhattan School of Music, she earned great praise from concert reviewer Manly Romero for her leadership as concertmaster of the school's Jazz Philharmonic. As he stated, "Just left of downstage center, one musician, Concertmaster Katherine Thomas, focusing the sound of the orchestra, fighting the tide, and delivering solo phrase after solo phrase with thoughtful integrity enough for a Brahms Concerto…Magnetically drawn to follow Ms Thomas' example, the strings presented unusual warmth and calm. Friday night, Ms Thomas was in control, and her leadership transformed the performance."
In addition to her orchestral engagements, Ms. Thomas was recently a member of the 8vo. Festival Musical De San Domingo orchestra where she collaborated with artists Sarah Chang, Igor Tchetuev, and Michel Camilo. She was also invited to join the Youth Orchestra of the Americas where she shared the stage with Joshua Bell and Julian Rachlin under the direction of Valery Gergiev and Carlos Minguel Prieto.
Ms. Thomas enjoys opportunities to perform concertos with orchestras. Recently Ms. Thomas performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Blue Ridge Symphony in Asheville, North Carolina. She will also be performing Vivaldi's Spring and Summer Concertos with the Elon University Orchestra in North Carolina in Spring 2013.