Violist Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Katarzyna regularly performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist in an international career that has taken her across four continents.
In 2019 she became a co-principal violist of Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a member of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. She is also a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York Pops Orchestra, and regularly appears with New York City Opera, and serves on an Advisory Committee for a non-profit organization “Art Without Boarders Inc.”
She was a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in Cracow in 2001.
Katarzyna has performed in numerous renowned music festivals: Classical Tahoe, Napa Valley Music Festival, Central Vermont Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite, Singapore Sun Music Festival, Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island Spain and many others.
Her teachers include Christian Tetzlaff, David Cerutti, Herbert Greenberg, Honggang Li, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, and her father Bartosz Bryla.