Cynthia Kitt



Biography

Cynthia Jane Kitt has been a violist with the National Symphony Orchestra since 1976. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, she attended Mount Holyoke College for two years and then, with the encouragement of her violinist sister (who is now retired from the Pittsburgh Symphony), went on to the Curtis Institute to receive her bachelor of music degree. Some of her most influential teachers were Louise Rood, Sonya Monosoff, Nathan Gottschalk, and Max Aronoff. She credits Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, Massachusetts as a great influence on her music career. Before joining the National Symphony, Ms. Kitt was a member of the Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and a participant in the Grand Teton Music Festival. Since 1998, Ms. Kitt has played on a viola made in 1970 by Juliet Barker, Cambridge, England.

February 2003
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