Kathlyn Stevens holds a Performance Diploma from the Mount Royal Conservatory as well as a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She graduated in 2009 with her MMUS from the University of Ottawa. Her teachers have included: William Van der Sloot, Lorand Fenyves, Erika Raum and David Stewart.
She has received awards and bursaries from organizations such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Lloyd Carr-Harris Scholarship Foundation (2006), the Aruna and Rupa Anantaraman Scholarship Foundation (2007) and the John Gazsi Memorial Fund (2009). Katie also received the top scholarship from the Noreen Young Bursary for the Arts in 2004.
She has performed with orchestras such as the Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Centre and the Winnipeg Symphony. She also played with Ottawa’s premier chamber orchestra, the Thirteen Strings.
Kathlyn loves teaching music to the next generation of musicians and has an active teaching studio in Thunder Bay. She worked as the string coach for the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra and has also worked as a sectional coach with the Thunder Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra. She taught violin at Summer Music on the Shannon in Limerick Ireland with fellow violinist David Stewart (2008) and coached strings at Deep River Summer Music in Deep River Ontario for many years.
Kathlyn has a deep love of chamber music of all styles and genres. She performs regularly with Consortium Aurora Borealis as well as the Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet with both Café Paris and Manouche.
Kathlyn is the Assistant Concertmaster with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.