The Kennedy Center

Catherine Gerhiser


Catherine Gerhiser, a native of Savannah, Georgia, received her Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School in 2005, and her Master’s in 2007, studying with Masao Kawasaki. Prior to her time at The Juilliard School, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program, studying with Linda Cerone. Her many inspiring coaches and teachers include Michael Tilson Thomas, Joseph Kalichstein, Joel Smirnoff, Bonnie Hampton, and John Mack, among others. Gerheiser has performed with the Tanglewood Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Catherine has appeared as soloist with the Savannah Symphony, the Hilton-Head Philharmonia, the National Repertory Orchestra, The New World Symphony, and the US Army Orchestra. Prior to joining the U.S. Army Strings, Catherine spent four years in Miami, Florida, playing with the New World Symphony, where she met her husband, Gene. Catherine loves exploring DC with her husband and three boys, Caleb and Tyler, and Jacob.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/4/2019: The Juliet Letters: Neil Ewachiw and the Mellifera Quartet

Versatile vocalist Neil Ewachiw joins the Mellifera Quartet for a performance of The Juliet Letters. The dramatic song cycle, portraying imagined correspondence of Juliet Capulet, is the result of the 1992 collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

Sept 4 - Catherine Gerhiser