VIOLIN (RISING TALENT)
Conservatoire du Nord Ettelbrück - Prix Supérieur, violin
Musikgymnasium C.Ph.E. Bach / young student in Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler*
Universität der Künste Berlin
Laureate of the Dussmann Musikwettbewerb Berlin (2014)
First Prize at the Märkische Musiktage (2015)
Cathy Heidt, born in 1997 began to play violin at the age of 6 years in the Conseravtoire du Nord Ettelbruck in the class of Claude Jacoby. After attending the Premier Prix with Grande Distinction she passed into the Musikgymnasium Carl Philippe Emanuel Bach in Berlin. At the same time she was accepted as young student in the class of Prof. Johannes Kittel in the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. In 2016 she made her Superieur in the Conservatoire du Nord Ettelbruck. In that same year she began to study at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of Prof. Mark Gothoni. Cathy played in several orchestras for e.g. in the Jugendsymphonieorchester Eifel- Ardennen, Orchestre de la Grande Région (cmgr), Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL), Neue Philharmonie Berlin and Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Since 2015 she is concertmaster of the Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg. In 2016 and 2017 she was also concertmaster at the Austrian summer opera festival jopera. Since 2016 she has her own string quartet, Aurora Quartet which she made up of the Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg. Cathy's big interest in chamber music could be proven as she was laureate of the Dussmann Musikwettbewerb Berlin 2014 in the category chamber music. In 2017 she was invited to Lithuania, to be part of a Pierrot ensemble with Sabine Weyer, Max Mausen and some Lithuanian musicians. They premiered new compositions at the Druskomanija Festival for contemporary music in Vilnius. Cathy has also participated in many masterclasses, for e.g. with Prof. Ute Hasenauer, Prof. Benjamin Schmidt, Prof. Boris Garlitsky, Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender, Prof. Sebastian Schmidt, Prof. Hagai Shaham. In 2015 she was awarded with the first prize of the Wettbewerb der Märkischen Musiktage. In 2016 and 2017 she was honored with a grant by the Fonds Culturel National du Luxembourg. As soloist she has already played with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg (OCL), the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) and the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt an der Oder. In 2016 she made her debut with the Konzerthausorchester in the Konzerthaus Berlin.