From Hawaii Youth Symphony to classical Grammy nomination

Posted on: January 27, 2020

“Stars are gearing up for music’s biggest night of the year: The 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles,” states an article and video on Saturday’s (1/25) Hawaii News Now. “Among them is Honolulu native Kathryn Schulmeister, who has been nominated for the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album award.” Schulmeister plays bass on the Grammy-nominated The Edge of Silence—Works for Voice by György Kurtág with vocalist Susan Narucki and musicians Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, and Nicholas Tolle. Growing up in Honolulu, “Schulmeister attended Hanahauoli Elementary School and started to learn to play the bass in the third grade. She then went on to play in the orchestra at Punahou School and later in the Hawaii Youth Symphony from 2002 to 2007…. Now, she’s pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego.” Schulmeister was a member of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2017 and has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, California Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Lyric Opera, Maui Chamber Orchestra, and Hawaii Opera Theater. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree at McGill University in Montréal.