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 Los Angeles, 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 has performed with Camerata Pacifica and the Colburn Chamber Music Society, and her summer festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Holland Music Sessions, 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. When Caitlin isn’t on stage, she can be found dipping her toes in the ocean, getting lost in bookstores, and dabbling in writing. She is also a big fan of brunch.