Katherine V. Matasy
clarinets, sax, accordion
One of the area’s most versatile musicians, Katherine V. Matasy has been described by The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and refinement” with “technique to burn” and her playing praised as “riveting,” “ravishing,” “brilliant” and “a rare feat.” Most frequently heard as a clarinetist and bass clarinetist in chamber music and orchestra settings, she has performed with most of the region’s major musical organizations. Highly regarded as an interpreter of new, she is a founding member of Dinosaur Annex and a frequent performer with Boston’s many new-music groups. In addition to “doubling” on flute, piccolo and saxophone in musical theater, she is highly reputed as an accordionist, and has appeared in that capacity with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Mark Morris Dance Group, and in many other classical music venues. After training at the New England Conservatory of Music (BM, MM in clarinet), she now teaches at Wellesley College, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the Community Music Center of Boston (where she chairs the wind department). She has recordings on CRI, Newport Classic, Centaur, Northeastern, Erato and RCA.