Katherine Butler, 14, has been studying the violin since the age of four. Currently a student of Katrina Bobbs-Savitski, she attends Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School where she is an honor roll student and concertmistress of her orchestra. Though she doesn’t study any other instrument, she enjoys singing and has performed with the Houston Grand Opera twice. She has played in a trio with her friends Bethany and Susanna for two years. Together, they have earned recognition as Houston Young Artists, won 1st place in the HMTA Chamber Music and Ensemble Contest, and performed recitals with the Music Ensemble Program under direction of Katrina Bobbs-Savitski. Previously, she studied with Florence Muller, Eileen Chen, and Juliette Javaheri while her orchestra directors have included Jose Rocha, Benjamin Grube, and Marcus Altamirano. In her free time, she enjoys reading, composing music, and writing poetry and short stories.