Violinist Katherine Button graduated from Stanford University with Distinction and Honors in Music, where she studied with David Abel and Bonnie Hampton of the Francesco Trio. She has also studied at Mills College, the Royal College of Music in London, England, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
While still a senior at Stanford, Katie joined the San Jose Symphony, becoming Assistant Concertmaster the following year. During subsequent years in the midwest, she was a member of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony, the Orchestra of Illinois, and the period instrument groups City Musick and Basically Bach in Chicago.
Since her return to California in 1990, she has freelanced in the Bay Area, playing often with the California and Oakland Symphonies, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and full time with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra from 2002-2017. She has recorded with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and Womens' Philharmonic.
Playing chamber music is Katie's passion and has been a constant in her life. She performed in the Berrow Chamber Music Festival, Somerset, England, during the summers 2000-2009, and is a member of the Temescal String Quartet, the Intarsia Trio, and the period instrument ensemble Amis Jouant.