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Katinka Kleijn


Called “Chicago’s first lady of the cello” by Timeout ChicagoDutch cellist Katinka Kleijn performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Cellist Katinka Kleijn is a native of The Netherlands, where she won the Princess Christina Competition at age 16. Kleijn joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1995. She has appeared as a soloist with The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Sheboygan Symphony, and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on CSO Youth Concerts. She has participated in the Marlboro and Ravinia Festival and has collaborated with Richard Goode, Lynn Harrell, and the Chicago Chamber Musicians.