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.