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Kathryn Patricia

Hailing from Canada’s Capital region, Loop pedal violist, improviser, composer, and educator
Kathryn Patricia Cobbler has crafted a singular niche in music improvisation and classical
performance. She obsesses over creating uniquely arresting soundscapes, whether in solo
recitals, composing and performing for art installations, and more. Named a CBC Trailblazer
in 2021 and a recipient of one of Ottawa Arts Council’s Emerging Artist awards, she has been
featured in Canada’s most notable Concert Series, Chamberfest, Music and Beyond, NUMUS
Concert series and the Ottawa New Music Creators’ Analogue Series.

Named one of '3 Classical Musicians You Should Know ' in 2022, Kathryn is a seasoned
performer, speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator, and has given masterclasses at
Carleton University and was a speaker for the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning
Convergence Conference. As a performing artist and educator, Ms. Cobbler is an artist on the
MASC Artist roster and Teaching Artist at the National Arts Centre.

Kathryn Patricia Cobbler holds degrees in viola performance from Western University (B.M.)
and the University of Ottawa (M.M.). She performs on a viola by luthier Sibylle Ruppert and a
Boss RC-30 loop pedal.

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