Violist Caterina Longhi joined the San Diego Symphony the summer of 2015 after completing her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School. A native of New York, Ms. Longhi also received her Bachelor's degree at Juilliard and attended its Pre-College Division program for three years. Her primary teachers were Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Misha Amory and Steven Tenenbom.
Prior to moving to San Diego, Ms. Longhi was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and served as principal viola with The Juilliard Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Ms. Longhi has performed with the Colorado Symphony and the New World Symphony, and attended The New York String Orchestra Seminar, Taos School of Music chamber program, Heifetz Institute, Perlman Music Program and Music Academy of the West.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Longhi participated in Juilliard’s Chamberfest Program and was also invited to perform as part of Juilliard’s Transatlantic Music Project, collaborating with musicians from Cologne, Germany. Her chamber music coaches have included members of the Brentano, Borromeo, Emerson, Juilliard, Orion and Takács quartets. In 2012 Ms. Longhi performed the Brahms G minor Piano Quartet with Lynn Harrell and Daniel Heifetz and was also invited to perform at the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. as one of six alumni of the Heifetz Institute.
Ms. Longhi was the 2010 recipient of the New York Viola Society’s Rosemary Glyde Scholarship, and was also awarded full tuition scholarships during her time at Juilliard. She was a recipient of the Gluck Community Service fellowship in New York, where she performed regularly in different venues including nursing homes, hospitals and hospice centers. Ms. Longhi co-founded and performed as part of the outreach group Rayos de Cacion, which travelled to Antigua, Guatemala to perform for cerebral palsy patients at a children’s hospital as well as teach at elementary schools.