Creating Music. Holding Space
ABOUT KATHRYN PATRICIA
Kathryn Patricia Cobbler is a violist, performing artist and educator currently living in the Ottawa region. Having a varied experience as an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Toronto Symphony’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra. As a chamber and solo musician, she has been featured in the Music & Beyond, Southminster United Church, Glebe St. James, Church of the Ascension, and Trinity Anglican Concert Series. Through her work she creates improvisational soundscapes and curates works for performances, residencies, and theatrical productions. As a seasoned workshop facilitator and educator, her concert programs are centred around engagement, allowing her audiences to make connections to the music being performed to their life stories in tangible ways
Starting her journey as a visual artist first before becoming a musician, Kathryn sees the world through shape and line. Her work as an artist has laid the groundwork for many of her musical creative projects. Being celebrated for her unique and beautiful tone from her instrument, Kathryn's music spans a vast emotional palette.
Ms. Cobbler's projects currently centre around works for solo viola and the Boss RC-30 loop pedal. Kathryn is very excited to premiere a piece for this instrument combination this Fall by Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Canadian cellist and composer. Kathryn holds a Honours Bachelor and Masters degree in viola performance from Western University and the University of Ottawa respectively. Through Kathryn Patricia 's work in this area, she continues to develop the repertoire for this instrumentation and expand the identity of the solo viola.
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