Kate Arndt

Kate Arndt is 15 years old and lives in Littleton, Massachusetts.  She began playing violin at the age of 6 and currently studies violin with Yuri Mazurkevich through the New England Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Division.  Past teachers have included Lynn Basila and Kelly Barr.  Kate has received several accolades, including First Prize in the NEC Prep School Concerto Competition, second prize in the Young Artist Competition held by the Philharmonic Society of Arlington and First Prize in Nashoba Youth Orchestra’s Honors Concerto Competition.
Kate has been a member of several premier Boston-area youth orchestras, including Boston Youth Symphony under conductor Federico Cortese as well as NEC’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Benjamin Zander which in 2011 toured Eastern Europe, performing several concerts along the way in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria, culminating with a performance the world-famous Musikverein in Vienna.  In addition to orchestra, Kate is also an avid chamber musician and this past spring was selected to perform in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory.
Kate has studied extensively during her summers, attending programs such as Greenwood Music Camp, Heifetz International Institute and, this past summer, the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island, NY.
For the 2012-13 school year Kate has also been selected to participate in National Public Radio’s “From the Top” Center for the Development of Arts Leaders—a program that pairs high school musicians with partner-sites throughout Boston for an intensive year-long outreach project in which they use their music to “empower, inspire and create change in the community.”