Violinist Katherine Andrick has strong roots in classical music, but fell in love with improvisation during her time at Elmhurst College, just outside of Chicago. There, Katherine was fortunate enough to study jazz and classical under former Cirque du Soleil violinist Edgar Gabriel, jazz improv on violin/guitar under guitarist Frank Portolese, and jazz composition/arranging under renowned jazz arranger, Doug Beach.
Katherine has now performed internationally, as well as all over the United States in a variety of ensembles, including the genres of country, zydeco, theater, blues, rock, jazz, classical, and fusion. She has a prominent role in the Chicago music scene, playing in everything from string quartets to live bands every weekend. Katherine particularly likes being part of the fusion scene in Chicago, leading and playing in her own band, General Zod.
Though she has performed with many talented artists, a highlight for Katherine was the opportunity to open for country music star, Brad Paisley, here in Chicago. She has also shared a stage with a wide spectrum of artists, ranging from the popular rock group Disturbed, to singer Michael Bublé. Katherine loves being a part of the studio scene in Chicago, and is currently very excited to be playing in the Chicago-based Matt Jones Orchestra. The ensemble recently recorded on albums for John Legend, Dionne Warwick, PJ Morton, and many more. Katherine is also an active educator, frequently working as a clinician, guest artist, arranger, and adjudicator for orchestras.