Strings Attached

As the recipient of two Foundation music scholarships—one from Rhode Island-based composer Enrico Garzilli, the other from URI Professor Emeritus of Music Composition Geoffrey Gibbs and his wife, the late Sona Aronian—as well as a Kingston Chamber Music Festival scholarship, Katherine Loo '19 says she’s inspired to push herself as hard as she can to achieve her dream of one day writing scores for films.

“Katherine’s approach to writing music is uniquely intuitive,” says her URI composition teacher, Dr. Kirsten Volness. “As each work unfolds, the harmonies and textures often conjure a particular feeling, image, or story in her mind. She's not afraid to take risks with new techniques or ideas.”

Loo describes her own compositions as ethereal and melodic, adding, “My main goal when people listen to my music is to transport them to another place or bring them a sense of peace.”

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