A provider of “great sinuous magic” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Katherine (Katie) Lee Althen is the 2016 3rd Prize Winner of the New York Flute Club Competition and a freelance flutist in the NYC area.
During the 2016-2017 season, she has performed extensively in The Orchestra Now under the direction of Leon Botstein, as well as in the Reading Symphony Orchestra (PA), Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, and Berks Sinfonietta. Most recently, she served as principal flutist of the 2017 Artosphere Festival Orchestra in Fayetteville, AR under the direction of Corrado Rovaris. This summer she will join the Atlantic Music Festival through a Resident Artist Fellowship. Equally passionate about teaching as performing, Katie maintains a private studio in NYC and shares her love for the flute with her 31,000+ followers on her popular Instagram account, @katieflute, where she acts as a mentor for young musicians around the world.
Katie recently graduated from The Juilliard School with her Master of Music degree where she studied with the New York Philharmonic’s Robert Langevin. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied under international flute soloist, Paula Robison, who describes Katie as a “true, intelligent artist” with “a wonderful sense of humor and awareness of life’s surprises”. She is thrilled to begin her studies with Marina Piccinini at Peabody Conservatory in the Graduate Performance Diploma program in the fall of 2017!