Described as an "arresting" (Boston Globe) and "strikingly beautiful" (Miami Herald) musician, Catherine Weinfield-Zell served as second Oboe and English Horn with the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, FL from 2012-2016. From 2009-2013, Ms. Weinfield-Zell held the position of both Assistant Principal Oboe and principal English Horn with the Honolulu (now Hawaii) Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theater. Ms. Weinfield-Zell has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, the San Diego and Charleston Symphonies, the
Portland Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the new-music ensembles Alarm Will Sound and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Orchestra at Indian Hill, the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Lyric and Odyssey Opera Companies, and Emmanuel Music. Additionally, she has also performed at the Strings, Lake George, Opera in the Ozarks, Breckenridge, Spoleto FestivalUSA, Aspen, Sitka, Alaska, Kent/Blossom, and Britten-Pears Aldeburgh World Orchestra Music Festivals. As a dedicated teacher, Ms. Weinfield-Zell is on faculty at both Phillips Exeter Academy and Williams College. She is the also the co-founder with her husband, percussionist Michael Weinfield-Zell, of Music at
the Substation, a chamber music series at the Turtle Swamp Brewery in Boston.
Ms. Weinfield-Zell's principal teachers include Elaine Douvas at
Mannes College of Music in New York City, John Mack and Frank
Rosenwein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Ray Still at