The Juilliard School - M.M.
The Colburn School - B.M.
Hailed as “dazzling” by Peninsula Reviews, violinist Caitlin Kelley is a versatile performing artist, equally at home with traditional classical and contemporary repertoire. Currently based in Seattle, she enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.
As a soloist, Caitlin has appeared with orchestras across the country and presented recitals in both the United States and Europe. She recently performed as Guest Concertmaster and Interim Assistant Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, and is the former concertmaster of the Colburn and YMF Debut Orchestras. Caitlin also appears frequently with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera.
An avid chamber musician, Caitlin has performed with Camerata Pacifica and the Colburn Chamber Music Society, and is a current member of wild Up, an LA-based modern music collective. Her festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Holland Music Sessions, Laguna Beach Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center.
In addition to performing, Caitlin is deeply committed to education and community outreach. She has served as a mentor for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) and the Colburn Teaching Fellowship Program, and was involved in regular outreach performances throughout New York as a recipient of Juilliard’s Gluck Community Service Fellowship. Caitlin maintains a private teaching studio and recently served as a faculty member at the Luzerne Music Center.
Caitlin received a Bachelor of Music degree and Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York. Her former teachers include Robert Lipsett, David Chan, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Naoko Tanaka.