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Kathryn Lockwood
Kathryn Lockwood has been hailed as a violist of exceptional talents in reviews around the country. The Cleveland Plain Dealer proclaimed, "...Lockwood played the vociferous viola cadenza with mahogany beauty and vivid character." For her solo recital CD of Viola Music by Inessa Zaretsky, Fireoptics, Strad declared, "Lockwood is absolutely inside the music's idiom finding appropriate tonal shadings."  In addition to touring and recording with the Lark Quartet (Lark Chamber Artists), Kathryn Lockwood also performs with her husband Yousif Sheronick in the Lockwood/Sheronick Project, a viola and percussion duo that commissions and adapts innovative and world influenced music.

Kathryn moved from her homeland of Australia to the United States in 1991 only to capture some of the most sought-after awards in the country including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Concert Artists Guild Management Award, and awards at solo competitions such as the Primrose Competition, Washington International Competition, and the Pasadena Instrumental Competition.

Before relocating to New York in 2001 Kathryn held the position of violist of the Pacifica Quartet since its inception and was heard both nationally and internationally. She has recorded for Endeavor Classics, Cedille records, Endeavor Records and Bribie Recordings.  She earned her degrees at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Elizabeth Morgan and at the University of Southern California with Donald McInnes.

Ms. Lockwood is on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University, and the Concordia Conservatory.  Ms. Lockwood performs on a 1690 Gaspar Borbon (Brussels) viola.

Appointed 2001

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