Cellist Katja Linfield joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1990. Originally from Boston, Linfield received her Bachelors of Music from Oberlin College and subsequently completed her Masters Degree at New England Conservatory and Rutgers University. Her teachers include Bernard Greenhouse, Colin Carr, Steven Doane, and Richard Kapuscinski.
As a chamber musician, Katja was a member of the Minneapolis-based Bakken Trio for ten years. In addition to continuing chamber music performances in the Twin Cities, she has appeared at national festivals including Marlboro, Cactus Pear, Music in the Vineyards, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Tanglewood, The Alexandria Festival, and Music on the Hill. Katja has also toured with Ensemble Modern in Europe and with Music From Marlboro in the U.S. She is a two-time McKnight Fellowship recipient, for both Solo Performer and as a member of the Bakken Trio.
Katja spends her spare time raising and enjoying the company of her 10-year-old triplet daughters.