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Caitlin Lynch
principal

Caitlin Lynch has been described as a performer for whom the term “‘gifted’ hardly does justice” (The Oregonian). An avid soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Ms. Lynch has had major concert engagements in fourteen countries on five continents. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, whose tours have featured her concerti performances across North America and Europe. As a chamber musician, Ms. Lynch has been featured in performance with Itzhak Perlman, Clive Greensmith and Kazuhide Isomura (Tokyo String Quartet), Peter Salaff (Cleveland Quartet), Roger Tapping (Takacs Quartet), Merry Peckham and Annie Fullard (Cavani String Quartet), the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Harlem Quartet. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Lynch has held principal positions ranging from the orchestras of The Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music to the Internationale Sommerakademie de Cervo (Italy) in performances from Carnegie Hall to international tours. She also performs as a substitute with the New World Symphony in Miami. Ms. Lynch has been first prize-winner in numerous competitions throughout the United States, and is a regular recipient of merit scholarships to music festivals around the world. As an educator, she taught in the public schools of Harlem as a Morse Fellow at The Juilliard School, traveled to South America to teach masterclasses and orchestral sectionals for Ecuador’s Sinfonia por la Vida, taught students with Williams’ Syndrome at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, and is currently the Chamber Music Teaching Assistant at the Perlman Music Program. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Lynch’s performances have been broadcast on NPR and KBPS radio and the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation’s Nippon Hoso Kyokai. Ms. Lynch is currently working towards an Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Robert Vernon. She is violist of the Vera Quartet, which aims to bring chamber music to communities and schools throughout the Cleveland area in collaboration with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society and the Sykora Outreach Performance Fund. She received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Heidi Castleman, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine. She also studied with Jean Sulem, as an exchange student at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.