Catherine Lynn

Catherine Lynn

Assistant Principal Viola



Catherine Lynn joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and became Assistant Principal Viola in 2009.

An active teacher and chamber musician, Ms. Lynn is on the faculty of Kennesaw State University and plays with the Atlanta Chamber Players.

Ms. Lynn is a viola coach for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the Kennesaw State University and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras. Prior to joining the Atlanta Symphony, Ms. Lynn was Principal Viola of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and a member of the Rosseels String Quartet in residence at the University of Michigan.

Ms. Lynn received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she studied with Yizhak Schotten and Andrew Jennings.

Q & A

What year did you join the ASO?

What's on your ASO repertoire bucket list?
Hindemith Die Harmonie der Welt Symphony

What's the most interesting or difficult facet of your instrument?
The viola can be a real color chameleon for the composer who knows how to wield it. As far as difficulty goes, I always need to remind myself the viola is made for the body, not the other way around. If I put that as a top priority a lot of things work easier

What do you do in your free time outside of work?
I like to read, knit, exercise moderately

Do you come from a musical family?
My grandfather was a self-taught fiddler. He was never particularly impressed with the viola:)

Earliest musical hero?
Fritz Kreisler

What is your post-concert routine?