Cathryn Cowell has been studying violin since the age of three. At the age of eleven, she made her orchestral debut at the DePaul Concert Hall, after winning the DePaul Community Concerto Festival. Cathryn is a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra performing biannually at the Chicago Symphony Center and community concerts. She has participated in the Chamber Orchestra as the Eclectic Quartet. As a member of the Magical Strings of Youth, Cathryn toured this summer as a soloist and ensemble player in Weimar, Handelhaus in Halle, Thomaskirche and Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Bach Memorial Site in Anhalt-Kothoen, and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche and the Berliner Dome in Berlin.
Cathryn Cowell, violin and Irish fiddle
Partita No. 2 for unaccompanied violin, BWV 1004, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14, by Samuel Barber
Caprice No. 16 from Op. 1, by Niccolò Paganini
Fratres, by Arvo Pärt
Traditional Irish Reels