Biography

Born in Berlin, Germany in 1989, classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat is a passionate, innovative solo and chamber musician dedicated to finding new ways to engage her audiences. Katrin discovered her love for the guitar when she was just 9 years old. Ever since then, the guitar has been her best friend, accompanying her on her performances throughout Germany, Canada and the United States.

A dedicated soloist, Katrin gave her NYC debut at the Clemente Soto Velez Theater in 2012 and has appeared in leading concert series including the International Guitar Symposium in Iserlohn and the Wolf & Lehmann Guitar Concert Series in Berlin.

As a chamber musician, Katrin has performed with the Duo Bachianas with American bassoonist Michael Zuber and enjoys experimenting with arrangements and performing in unusual venues throughout the area including the Yale Art Gallery in collaboration with Yale artist Cathleen Mooses, the New Haven Public Library, yoga studios, and elementary schools.

For her musical accomplishments, Katrin received a government scholarship in Germany (OWL Studienfonds) and has won many prizes in national competitions including the Lions Musikpreis (Germany), Jugend Musiziert (Berlin), the Lachine Youth Competition (Montreal), the National Music Festival (Quebec), the Lakeshore Music Competition (Montreal), the Rotary Music Festival and the Peel Music Festival (both in Toronto).

With a strong belief that music brings color to life and can improve the lives of others, Katrin is passionate about working with children and being of service. In 2011, she participated in a concert series for children, Concertino Piccolino at the Sommertheater in Detmold, Germany. Katrin was a volunteer with the Young Lions Club in Detmold organizing activities for the local community.

Katrin's education has taken her from Germany to Canada and the US. After attending Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach Gymnasium, a high school for gifted musicians in Berlin, she spent four years studying and performing in Canada before returning to Germany, where she studied with Prof. Dale Kavanagh and Prof. Thomas Kirchhoff at the Hochschule f�r Musik Detmold and earned a Bachelor of Music degree. Katrin is currently pursuing her Master's of Music in Guitar Performance at Yale University School of Music, studying with Prof. Benjamin Verdery. Katrin has studied with other highly respected teachers including Karin Leo (Hans Eisler Academy), Prof. Garry Antonio (Mc Gill University) and the legendary Prof. Eli Kassner (University of Toronto).

Katrin plays a Steven Connor guitar with Savarez strings.