Agnes Kline is a cellist and music educator from Schenectady, NY currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a B.S. in Music Education from the University of South Florida where she studied cello performance with Scott Kluksdahl. Past cello teachers include Helga Winold, Dr. David Bebe, and Erika Pickhardt. From 2009-2010, Agnes was a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, an ensemble that brought her to Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall, and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall multiple times. From 2006-2007, she served as the principal cellist of the University at Albany's Symphony Orchestra while simultaneously serving as the principal cellist of the Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra. For the past three years, she has performed in the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and this past summer was a member of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri. Agnes has also attended and performed at the Domaine Forget Music and Dance Academy in St. Irenee, Quebec and Luzerne Music Festival in Lake Luzerne, New York.
Agnes is an enthusiastic performer of music of our generation. Currently, she is heading a consortium commissioning a work for cello and piano by composer, Vincent Euliano, to be premiered by Agnes and pianist, Ekaterina Capatides, in Tampa, FL in May 2014. In April 2014, Agnes premiered with Dr. Anne Marie Scotto, Reframed (2014), a cello/piano duet written by Dr. Ciro Scotto in honor of Dr. Robert Morris, a recording of which will be released on CD in Summer 2014 by Perspectives of New Music. In February 2014, she performed at the second annual USF New Music Festival composer, Ryan Maguire's piece, Atlas Telemon for solo cello. During summer 2012, she performed on the Chicago premiere of Dissecting Norton, a live combination of two improvised operas following independent graphic scores written by Julia A. Miller and Gino Robair. She has performed in master classes for Emmanuelle Bertrand, Thomas Landschoot, Helga Winold, and Scott Kluksdahl. She has appeared solo and in ensembles around the United States including performances in the Chicago Scratch Orchestra, as a soloist at the USF New Music Festival, and in orchestras at venues across the country including Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall, and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
In addition to performing, Agnes is especially passionate about teaching. She teaches in the public schools as well as privately in the Tampa Bay Area.