7. Katherine Baloff photoOriginally from Philadelphia, Katherine began playing violin at age ten and made her solo debut at age fifteen with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. In addition to freelancing in the South Florida area, Katherine’s quartet won first prize in the 2016 Lyric Chamber Music competition. After completing her bachelor’s at DePaul in Chicago with Ilya Kaler, she is currently pursuing a Certificate with Elmar Oliveira at the Lynn Conservatory, where she received her master’s degree.