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Violinist Katherine Fong has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2000.  A native of Amarillo, Texas, she began playing at age four.  Katherine leads a multifaceted existence as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist, entrepreneur, and mother.  In addition to the Metropolitan Opera season, Katherine frequently performs as soloist in Bogotá with the Orquesta Nacional de Colombia and runs her company Luxitune (, designing bejeweled fine tuners for string instruments.  She has performed with the Met Chamber Ensemble and Maestro James Levine at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.  Katherine received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Eric Rosenblith, and continued her studies with Cho-Liang Lin and Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, where she received her Master of Music degree.  She is proud mommy to Ezekiel, age 2 and is married to violist Dov Scheindlin.

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