Cincy mourns a Symphony principal

Cincy mourns a Symphony principal


norman lebrecht

December 13, 2013

Catherine Lange-Jensen, associate principal second violin of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has died of ovarian cancer, aged 55. She was married to Cincinnati Symphony percussionist, Dick Jensen. Condolences to the family and the city’s musical community.



  • sherban lupu says:

    Kathy was a wonderful violinist, a good colleague and a great friend. I will never forget her great sense of humor and infectious laughter during our years together as students of Josef Gingold in Bloomington. She will be sorely missed!

  • Sandy Salzinger says:

    Devastating news. I remember Cathy from our student days with Mr. Gingold at I.U. She was such a natural violinist; her playing seemed effortless. Wonderful, wonderful person. Very sad to hear this

  • Owen Lee says:

    Mr. Lebrecht, thank you for your kind words.

    I joined the CSO as principal bass in 1996. For the past 17 years, Cathy sat directly in my line of vision. She was an absolute inspiration to me, a paragon of passion, commitment and integrity. We all miss this amazing violinist and friend.