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, when he was in town in 2014. Currently, she is very excited to be playing in the Matt Jones Orchestra (Spike Lee's Chiraq, PJ Morton.) Studio work is a particular favorite for Katherine, and she has been featured in many commercials in the U.S as of late. Katherine is also an active educator, frequently working as a clinician, guest artist, arranger, and adjudicator.