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Second Violin

Kathy Haid Berry

Kathy Haid Berry received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory. As a fellowship student at Tanglewood she performed under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Trevor Pinnock and Seiji Ozawa, among others. Ms. Berry has extensive chamber music experience including many performances as guest artist at Yellow Barn, and as a touring artist and teacher throughout Costa Rica with her piano trio. She was a featured soloist during her summer as a member of the National Repertory Orchestra and has also been heard many times as soloist with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Union Symphony, Medical Arts Symphony, among others. Ms. Berry is the former Associate Principal Second Violin of the Kansas City Symphony and former Concertmaster of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She lives in Kansas City with her husband Todd and daughter Jackie.


Kathy Berry

Kathy Haid Berry received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory. As a fellowship student at Tanglewood she performed under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Trevor Pinnock and Seiji Ozawa, among others. Ms. Berry has extensive chamber music experience including many performances as guest artist at Yellow Barn, and as a touring artist and teacher throughout Costa Rica with her piano trio. She was a featured soloist during her summer as a member of the National Repertory Orchestra and has also been heard many times as soloist with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Union Symphony, Medical Arts Symphony, among others. Ms. Berry is the former Associate Principal Second Violin of the Kansas City Symphony and former Concertmaster of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She lives in Kansas City with her husband Todd and daughter Jackie.

Union, New Jersey

My sister, Sue, had started on violin and then quit so it was lying around the house and my Dad wanted me to play violin so he wouldn’t have to buy another instrument.

It’s always new, a different audience, a different conductor and I’m at a different point in my life.

Nope, one of my sisters was a flutist who now writes books on Italy and another sister teaches music in the public school.

Of course not, but I knew it was a necessary evil!

I don’t think it was a conscious decision until I was in high school (even though I started the violin at age 10) and it just seemed like I wasn’t as interested in anything in the same way that I was interested in music.

Raising our beautiful, funny daughter. 🙂

We’re always evolving as an orchestra and I think that it’s just going to get better and better.