Katherine Heater

harpsichord & organ

Since 1996, harpsichordist, fortepianist, and organist Katherine Heater has made her home in the San Francisco Bay Area where she is a frequent performer with Magnificat, Mazzetto, Voices of Music and others. She has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Jose State University, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco School of the Arts and The Crowden School, as well as at three of the San Francisco Early Music Society's summer workshops. She has performed throughout the United States, including at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Tropical Baroque Festival of Miami, as well as abroad in Iceland, Taiwan, France, and the Netherlands.

Katherine received her B.A. in music from UC Berkeley and her M.M. in historical performance from Oberlin Conservatory. Thanks to fellowships from her alma mater and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Katherine studied early keyboards at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

background photo by Nika Korniyenko