Praised by the New York Times as “excellent,” Katherine Siochi is an internationally-acclaimed harp soloist and Principal Harpist of the Kansas City Symphony. From 2017 to 2019, she served as Principal Harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Katherine is the 2016 Gold Medalist of the 10th USA International Harp Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious harp contests, and is only the second American to win the prize since 1989. She has also received numerous awards in national harp competitions, including First Prize in the American Harp Society’s Young Professional Division, earning her the title of AHS Concert Artist for 2015-2017. As Concert Artist, Katherine presented recitals and masterclasses in 23 cities across the US. She has given solo concerts in Hong Kong, China, Israel and at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago.
As an orchestral musician she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and substitutes frequently with the New York Philharmonic. In addition to the harp, Katherine studied piano at The Juilliard School during her undergraduate years. Her background as a pianist has contributed to her interest in transcribing piano works for the harp, and her unique attention to voicing on the harp. Katherine’s transcriptions of Debussy and Chopin are published through Lyon & Healy at harp.com. Katherine holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in harp performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen. Katherine performs on a Lyon & Healy harp.