Before joining the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Kathleen Golding played oboe and English horn in the Richmond, Virginia Symphony. She has played acting principal oboe with the Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Music Festival and principal oboe with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, Mexico City.
Ms.Golding has toured in Europe, South America and Japan. She has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and can be heard in performances recorded on the Smithsonian, Musical Heritage and Ameritus labels. Washington audiences have heard her as a soloist at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.