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Biography

Second Violin

Cathryn Down joined the San Francisco Symphony as an acting member in 1994 and became a permanent member of the violin section in 2001. A Bay Area native, she played for two years with the SFS Youth Orchestra and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory. Ms. Down began her professional career in Europe as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, and she also served as associate concertmaster of the Baden-Baden Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Belgium. After returning to the Bay Area, she played with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Sacramento Symphony prior to joining the SFS.

(September 2018)