ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Katherine DeJongh enjoys a versatile career as a soloist as well as chamber and orchestral musician, and has performed throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Concerto appearances include performances with the Polish National Chamber Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland, National Repertory Orchestra, Olsztyn State Symphony of Poland, Shenandoah Symphony, Morphing Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Wooster Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West Symphony. She has also been featured with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Tan Dun, Henry Mancini, Michael Daugherty, and Paquito D’Rivera (in a performance of his Concerto for flute, rhythm section, and orchestra). In 2009 Ms. DeJongh received the honor of appearing as a feature guest concerto soloist at the 14th annual Henryk Górecki Music Festival, performing the music of celebrated composer Krzesimir Dębski. She has appeared as a recitalist on concert series including Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess, New York’s Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Stan Hywet Hall, and has presented masterclasses at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Cairo Conservatory in Egypt, and Taegu Conservatory in Korea.
Ms. DeJongh’s premier concerto CD, Twentieth Century Works for Flute and Orchestra can be heard on Centaur Records, as well as her most recent release, Duo Concertos for Alto Saxophone, Flute, and Orchestra and. Other recordings include Concerto No. 1 for flute and orchestra by Krzesimir Dębski on Koch International, Neo-Ragtime on Centaur, and several CDs as a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus.
Ms. DeJongh resides in Cleveland, Ohio, and holds the position of Principal Flute with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Canton Symphony. She is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she also serves as Chair of Winds and Brass for the Preparatory Department. Additional orchestral collaborations include substitute performances as principal flutist with the Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, Akron Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Cleveland Pops, and within the flute sections of the Cleveland Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. Prior faculty positions include Interlochen Arts Camp, College of Wooster, and Hiram College.
Ms. DeJongh received her M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. from the University of Illinois, and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy. Teachers include Jeffrey Khaner, Mary Kay Fink, and Tim Day.