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Katt Hernandez moved to Stockholm in 2010, and rapidly began working with a great many artists and new music organizations. In addition to solo violin work, she co-founded The Schematics and Deuterium Quartet, and has worked with a host of musicians and others in Sweden's improvised, electronic and experimental music scenes. Katt earned a Masters degree in Electroacoustic Composition from the Royal Music Academy of Sweden in 2014, where she studied with composer Bill Brunson. In 2015 she began a PhD in Music at Lund university, and is also employed at the Royal Music Academy as part of Klas Nevrin's research project on improvisation, Music in Disorder. She is has most recently been playing in the Fire! Orchestra, led by Mats Gustafsson, in Julia Strzalek's Kolibri project, in Henrik Frisk's ExpEAR ensemble, with her own group, The Schematics and in a vast number of spontaneous collaborations. Katt has been featured both as a violinist and as a composer on festivals, series and radio stations throughout the world.

Before leaving the U.S., Katt was a 13 year veteran of experimental music scenes on the east coast, where she worked with a vast array of musicians, dancers, visual artists, puppeteers, film makers and performance artists, in venues ranging from underground urban art spaces to ivy league concert halls. In Philadelphia, after living in the Boston area for nine years, playing the violin, running spaces, and producing shows. She immediately became involved in performances with Bowerbird, Soundfield, Ars Nova, and Nicole Bindler's Dance Ensemble upon her arrival. Over the last year, Katt has also toured the U.S. with Vashti Bunyan, and most recently also with Vetiver, including a rather magnificannt concert of this new and old form fo music at Carnegie Hall as part of David Byrne's “Welcome to Dreamland” event. Before leaving Boston, she also participated in the Voltaic Vaudeville festival, wherein she played Solo, with butoh dancer Jennifer Hicks, and as part of the Beat Circus Vaudeville Orchestra.

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”. . . musicians everywhere are aware of her exceptional artistry, and even international writers and producers are telling us of their fortunate discovery. . .it may be oversue, but it is good to see that someone as good as Katt is finally being recognized.” ~ Stu Vandermark, Cadence Magazine

”. . .The Long Awaited Etcetera puts Hernandez squarely on the radar. . . as one of the few violinists of consequence in improvised music”~ Stanley Zappa, Bannanafish

”Hernandez is a young violinist who shows the potential to develop into a major voice in experimental violin improvisation and join the ranks of Mat Maneri, Mari Kimura, Malcolm Goldstein, and Takehisa Kosugi”.~ Michael A

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