Kathryn Bennett has performed and toured frequently with both the Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, recently spending three seasons as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra first violin section. A native of Connecticut, Kathryn first moved to Minneapolis to study at the University of Minnesota with Sally O'Reilly. Other primary teachers include Yair Kless, Nelli Skolnikova, and Jorja Fleezanis. Kathryn is a member of IRIS ensemble and the Minnesota Bach Ensemble and performs chamber music frequently at LOFTrecitals and Lakes Area Music Festival events. In addition to preforming locally, she has toured with Milwaukee Symphony, A Far Cry, and the Verbier Chamber Orchestra. Kathryn has participated in various music festivals including Tanglewood, Verbier, Spoleto USA, Lakes Area Music Festival, and the Sun Valley Symphony. Kathryn lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, Kevin—a percussionist in the Minnesota Orchestra—and their new born son.