Kathryn Lucktenberg is an professor of violin. Prior to joining the University of Oregon faculty in 1993, she was concertmaster of the Honolulu Symphony for 11 seasons.
A fourth-generation violinist, Lucktenberg entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age 15. She completed high school there and earned her Bachelor of Music from Curtis in 1980, studying with Jascha Brodsky, Jaime Laredo, and Ivan Galamian.
Lucktenberg's professional debut was with the Philadelphia Orchestra, performing the Barber Violin Concerto. She was a national winner in the competition arena and a semifinalist in the Indianapolis and Flesch International Competitions. She now serves on adjudicating panels, and regularly sends her own students to major competitions.
Other credits include performances with the Honolulu, Savannah, and Augusta Symphonies, and as a member of the Kasimir String Quartet on a highly acclaimed tour of England, France, and Italy. She has performed widely in the western United States and Asia with conerts in Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, New Zealand, and Hawaii. She has given recitals at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, the Musician's Club of New York, and has performed on the popular Bargemusic series in Brooklyn. Lucktenberg is a regular participant in the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Lucktenberg has taught master classes internationally, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the southeastern United States. She has also served on the faculty of the Grand Teton Orchestral Training Seminar. While in Hawaii, she co-founded and co-directed the Honolulu Academy of Arts' "Academy Camerata" series. During a recent tour of Asia, she served as a visiting professor for the University of Otago in New Zealand.
In addition to solo engagements, Lucktenberg concertizes extensively in the Pacific Northwest with the Oregon String Quartet and as a member of Trio Pacifica. She has recorded for CRI and Koch labels.