Kaitlyn Raitz & Friends

Performing selections from her innovative, genre-bending album "Me, Myself, Myself, and I" with cello quartet and original solo works.

New York-born Nashvillian Kaitlyn Raitz grew up surrounded by a wide array of musical genres, finding each one more exciting than the next. These passions have led her to a career as a versatile cellist who is equally at home playing Schubert or Sondheim, sitting in on a bluegrass jam or reading a Beethoven string quartet, and performing on stage at Carnegie Hall or the Grand Ole Opry.

Raitz’s debut solo album (2021) “Me, Myself, Myself, and I,” which has been streamed over 3 million times, was born out of her time in isolation during the pandemic. These pieces combine the technical and extended techniques of contemporary classical music with folk and pop melodies and chord progressions, solidifying her place among the ever-expanding group of innovative cellists around the world.

Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from Purchase College, State University of New York where she studied with Julia Lichten and a Master of Music degree from McGill University where she studied with Matt Haimovitz.

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Events featuring Kaitlyn Raitz & Friends

Mar 16, 2023
8:00pm — 8:40pm
Presented by
Nashville, TN
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