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Biography

First Violin

Catherine Van Hoesen joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1980. She has been heard as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Philharmonic, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. A native of Rochester, NY, she received degrees from the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music and her teachers have included Norma Auzin, Zvi Zeitlin, Eileen Malone (harp), Vincent Lenti (piano), Ivan Galamian, Margaret Pardee, William Lincer, and David Nadien. In addition to playing in the San Francisco Symphony, Ms. Van Hoesen teaches at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.