Katie Kresek maintains a dynamic career of multi-genre musical artistry. She has most recently recorded albums with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Five For Fighting, The Hot Sardines, Breaking Benjamin, Phillip Phillips, Zayn Malik, and Third Story. Recent tours include Adele 25 Live in both Europe and North America, Five For Fighting Live with String Quartet, Elbow's 2014 North American Tour, Rod Stewart at Madison Square Garden, and in Europe, US, Japan, and Latin American as the lead violinist and strings arranger for Lana Del Rey. In June of 2015 she was invited to serve as the concertmaster of David Byrne's Contemporary Color Project, performing shows with Byrne, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, and Lucius in shows in Toronto and New York. She has also collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Roseanne Cash, Diana Krall, St. Vincent, A Great Big World, Bastille, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Adele, Phillip Phillips, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (with the Steep Canyon Rangers), Alicia Keys, She & Him, Kanye West, O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), Shakira, KD Lang, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Josh Groban, John Mayer, Jewel, Lenny Kravitz, Joanna Newsom, Enya, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Ayo, Maya Isacowitz, Misterwives, Chilly Gonzales, Chromeo, Mt. Eden, The French Gentlemen, Frank Ocean, MNDR, She & Him, Amber Rubarth, Billy Porter, and many others. Her work in television includes performances on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Steven Colbert, American Idol, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, CBS The Early Show, The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, and the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. In film, Ms. Kresek has recorded soundtracks for Music and Lyrics, The Last New Yorker, Our Disappeared, and Alive Inside. Her Broadway credits include Hamilton, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, American Idiot, The Lion King, Chaplin, Follies, Cinderella, The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi, Honeymoon in Vegas, Matilda, Pippin, On The Town, A Minister's Wife, Giant, and most recently Frozen and The Cher Show. She is a co-orchestrator of the highly anticipated Broadway adaptation of Moulin Rouge!, coming in July of 2019.

An active explorer of a broad musical spectrum, she has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, the National Arts Club, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Merkin Hall and the New York Public Library. She appears frequently as a special guest with the post-classical string quartet, Ethel, and was formerly the lead violinist of the jazz-rock fusion group Sketchy Black Dog. Ms. Kresek is also a member of Hector Del Curto's Tango Orchestra, and has performed as the violist of Ravid Kahalani's Yemen Blues and Classical Jam - a group dedicated to exploring the intersections of musical genres. An alumna of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, she was a founding member of the Arabella Piano Trio, with whom she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Kresek frequently performs with the Harrisburg, Albany, and Princeton Symphony Orchestras, The Philadelphia Virtuosi, The Westchester and Brooklyn Philharmonics, The American Composers Orchestra, and was a member of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy.

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