Katie Burns

Cello Instructor

Instruments: Cello
Education: Western Springs School for Talent Education
Master of Music in Suzuki Cello Pedagogy, University of Denver (2016)
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Denver, Music Academy

Katie enjoys bringing cello music to a wide range of settings and venues. As an accomplished orchestral cellist, Katie serves as Principal Cellist of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and has played for various musicals, ballets, operas, film recordings, and season concerts since 2003. Katie’s true passion as a cellist lies in performing chamber music.  She currently collaborates with guitarist Russ Callison in their duo Solazur, formed in 2016 out of a shared desire to offer captivating and intimate performances of cello and guitar music. As a young cellist, Katie studied with pedagogue Sally Gross at the Western Springs School for Talent Education, who served as a major influence for her to pursue Suzuki training. Katie received her Master of Music in Suzuki Cello Pedagogy at the University of Denver in 2016 and currently runs an active private studio in Denver. Katie hopes to bring quality cello instruction and music education to as many young people as possible, regardless of socioeconomic status.