Committed to Opera

Katherine Fong, Acting Assistant Principal Second Violin

Violinist Katherine Fong has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2000.  A native of Amarillo, Texas, she began playing at age four.  Katherine leads a multifaceted existence as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, contractor, entrepreneur, and mother.  In addition to the Metropolitan Opera season, Katherine performs chamber music regularly with her husband Dov Scheindlin, manages for several organizations and has been personnel manager of the Apex Ensemble/Montclair Orchestra, been Artistic Director of the Valissima Institute and Executive Director of the Second Ending Ensemble.  She was a founder of the bejeweled tuner company Luxitune (Luxitune.com).  She performs regularly with the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie’s Weill Hall.  Katherine received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Eric Rosenblith, and continued her studies with Cho-Liang Lin and Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, where she received her Master of Music degree.  She is proud mommy to Ezekiel, age 12 and Lila, age 9.