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About Catherine

Violinist Catherine Hazan holds a bachelor’s degree from Converse College and a
master’s from The Catholic University of America under Robert Gerle, in addition
to a performance certificate from the University of South Carolina under William
Terwilliger. She received further instruction from David Kim (Philadelphia
Orchestra) and Joey Corpus (New York City), as well as Paul Kantor (Cleveland
Institute of Music) at the Aspen Music Festival. Ms. Hazan played under such
conductors as Kurt Masur, Mendi Rodin, and David Zinman, and performed in
master classes by Eugene Fodor, Vadim Gluzman, and Rachel Barton Pine. She
was a full-time member of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra for six years and
premiered a number of solo and chamber works by contemporary Brazilian
composers during her residence in Rio de Janeiro. Her career includes concerto
performances with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Spartanburg
Symphony, and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, as well as a presentation for
Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and a soloist appearance on the CD “Baroque
Christmas” by the Rio Strings Chamber Ensemble. She is currently a tenured
member of the Greenville Symphony and SC Philharmonic, as well as a regular
player with the Charleston Symphony. She joined the Newberry College faculty
in 2019. Catherine Culp Hazan plays on a Georges Chanot violin of 1856.
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