Violist KATHRYN SIEVERS has joined the string section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, beginning on February 22 of the current season. Sievers, who was born in Boston and grew up in the Marshall Islands, has been a frequent substitute player with the orchestra. Sievers earned an undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale and a master of music degree from Juilliard; she also pursued viola studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Influential teachers include Robert Vernon, Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Erick Friedman. As a Fellow at the New World Symphony, Sievers won the concerto competition and performed Bartók’s Viola Concerto. After completing her studies, she embarked on a freelance career, working with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Santa Fe Opera. Prior to joining the Boston Symphony, Sievers was a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine.
Posted March 16, 2018