Katherine Curatolo began playing the viola at the age of eight in Niantic, Connecticut. After completing high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance with high honors from the University of Michigan. Ms. Curatolo continued her studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she received a fellowship to coach chamber music in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. She teaches privately and has performed across the United States as an orchestral and chamber musician. Her teachers have included James Dunham, Yizhak Schotten, Caroline Coade, and Peter Slowik.