Katherine Matasy

Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone

One of the Boston area's most versatile musicians, Katherine Matasy has been described by the Boston Globe as "a musician of depth and refinement" with "technique to burn;" other reviewers have praised her performances as "riveting," "ravishing," "brilliant" and "a rare feat." As clarinetist and bass clarinetist in chamber music and orchestra settings, "doubler" in musical theater (flute, piccolo and saxophones), and classical accordionist, she has performed with most of the region's major musical organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Emmanuel Music, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Huntington Theater, and American Repertory Theater, among others. Highly regarded as an interpreter of new music, she is a founding member of Dinosaur Annex and a frequent performer with Boston's many new-music groups. Matasy has long-standing faculty appointments at Wellesley College (clarinet, saxophone, chamber music), New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the Community Music Center of Boston. She can be heard in recordings of orchestral and chamber music on CRI, Newport Classic, Centaur, Northeastern, Erato, Albany, Bridge, Naxos, and RCA. Matasy received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from New England Conservatory.


  • B.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., New England Conservatory of Music