Kate Spingarn joined the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2006/2007 and joined the Brooklyn Philharmonic in the same season. She has also performed with the American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, New World Symphony, and the Westchester Philharmonic. Along with her orchestral playing, Kate has actively performed as a chamber and recital musician in the NYC area and across the country, and has performed on numerous Broadway shows.

A native of Durham, NC, Kate began her musical studies on violin at age 7, and switched to cello when she was 12. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts for high school, received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and her Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she received a full merit scholarship. Her major teachers include Andor Toth, Jr., Marc Johnson, and Alan Stepansky. She spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival and four at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.

Now living in Brooklyn, NY, Kate is married to the noted wine expert Evan Spingarn, and they are the proud parents of their young daughter Nora.