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Kathryn Gawne

Kathryn Gawne

Kathryn Gawne joined the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as principal violist in 2001 at the age of 22. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kathryn made her home in the Chicago area. Kathryn started playing the violin in 4th grade as part of a public school music program. Her first teachers, Art Montzka and Ann Montzka-Smelser, made a tremendous impact on her life and she is forever grateful for their loving guidance, limitless patience, and willingness to share their passion for music with their students. She received her Bachelor's degree in violin performance and Master's degree in viola performance from Northern Illinois…

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