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Assistant Principal

Katie Kadarauch
 joined the SFS in 2007 as Assistant Principal Viola. A native of the Bay Area, she was principal viola of the SFS Youth Orchestra and earned a bachelor’s degree and graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory. She also studied at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, during which time she performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded film scores for movies such as Get SmartSpider-Man, and Avatar. Ms. Kadarauch was the violist of the former Janaki String Trio, which toured the US and abroad and recorded with the Naxos and Yarlung labels. She plays on a Peter Rombouts viola ca. 1720, on loan from the San Francisco Symphony. For more on Katie Kadarauch, visit


(November 2019)