The Boston Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of 40 year old American violist Kathryn Sievers to their viola section.
A graduate of Yale University, The Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Erick Friedman, Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory and Robert Vernon, Kathryn has performed regularly as a substitute violist with the orchestra since 2008.
She will replace violist Wesley Collins, who left the ensemble at the end of the 2015-16 season - to take up the principal viola chair with The Cleveland Orchestra.
Throughout her career, Kathryn has also performed with the Portland Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and the LA Philharmonic.
She also currently serves a teaching position on faculty at the New England Conservatory pre-college division.