Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Erin Kaste

Erin Kaste

Assistant Principal

Colleges attended: Eastman School of Music
Most influential musical teachers: James Berg, my middle school orchestra teacher, who made me feel capable; Mary West, one of my private teachers in high school, who knew how to draw the best out of people with kindness.
First Season with the MSO: 1996-1997

FUN FACTS!


Favorite Memphis restaurant: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Describe your family and pets: Wife - Betsy Carter, Teenagers Alex and Jordan, German Shepherd mixes Beau and Theo, and cats Lee and Sherman
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: The pyramids in Egypt, but probably on a cruise so as to have a nice bed, a hot shower, and a pool.
Age you started your instrument: 3
What inspired you to make music your career: Playing in chamber ensembles and youth symphony.
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: Harry Potter series (books and movies)