Kathleen Long is an Artist Diploma student at Texas Christian University under the instruction of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi. She holds a Master of Music, Cello Performance, University of Toronto, 2010, studying under Roman Borys of the Gryphon Trio, and a Bachelor of Music with Distinction, Cello Performance, University of Alberta, 2008, studying under Tanya Prochazka.
Kathleen placed First, National Level of the Canadian Music Competition, Strings, 2009 and has been a recipient of numerous scholarships throughout her university years, consistently excelling in both academics and musicianship. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Kathleen was awarded the Yo-Yo Ma Fellowship for Strings and the Harold Carter Memorial Scholarship during her Master of Music studies. As well, she was awarded grants from the Winspear Fund and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. As winner of the Alberta Baroque Concerto Competition and Scholarship, Kathleen was featured as Soloist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, 2008, and the University of Alberta Academy Strings, 2007.