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Kitty Knight

Katharine   Knight

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts 321
  • 303-871-6964
  • kknight@du.edu

 

A co-founder of the former Da Vinci Quartet in 1980, Katharine Knight has performed across the United States, as well as in Russia, England and Canada. She has recorded extensively; and, with abundant teaching credits to her name, is also a veteran of many international competitions. 

Growing up in a family of artists, actors and writers, cellist Katharine Knight found her muse when she fell in love with the cello at age 10. A native of Baltimore, she attended the Peabody Institute where she studied with a succession of proteges of the great Russian cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky - principally Stephen Kates and Laurence Lesser, whom she followed to the New England Conservatory in Boston for graduate studies. She received a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she served as teaching assistant to Wolfgang Laufer, cellist of the Fine Arts Quartet.

A co-founder of the former Da Vinci Quartet in 1980, Ms. Knight has performed across the United States, as well as in Russia, England and Canada. She has recorded extensively; and, with abundant teaching credits to her name, is also a veteran of many international competitions.

In addition to her near quarter century with the Da Vinci Quartet, Ms. Knight performs regularly as a recitalist, guest artist with other chamber ensembles, and as a member of Hot Celli - a duo with husband and fellow cellist, Richard Slavich.

Ms. Knight joined the music faculty of the Colorado College in 1999 as cello instructor, and is a member of the chamber music faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

She plays a 1997 cello made by the husband and wife team Joseph Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert.