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, the International Guitar Day at the Mannes School of Music (NYC), the Guitar Extravaganza at Yale University and the Wolf & Lehmann Guitar Concert Series in Berlin.
For her musical accomplishments, Katrin received a government scholarship in Germany (OWL Studienfonds) and has won numerous prizes in national competitions. 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 für Musik Detmold and earned a Bachelor of Music degree. Katrin recently pursued her Master's of Music in Guitar Performance under full scholarship and fellowship at Yale University School of Music in May 2014. She collaborated with American bassoonist Michael Zuber and Korean violinist Choha Kim, as well as performed with the Yale Guitar Quartet at the Guitar Extravaganza festival.
Katrin has studied with highly respected teachers including Prof. Benjamin Verdery, Karin Leo (Hans Eisler Academy), Prof. Garry Antonio (Mc Gill University) and the legendary Prof. Eli Kassner (University of Toronto).
Besides her active life as a performer she has a guitar studio, operates at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and leads the music department at the German school of Connecticut in Stamford, CT.
Katrin plays a Steven Connor guitar.