Kate Light

Kate Light

Assisting a Classical Violinist and Lyricist

Kate Light was a violinist, educator, lyricist, and librettist. She performed extensively with New York City Opera and held a longtime teaching position at Hunter College. Additionally, her work as a lyricist and librettist was renowned, contributing to numerous scores and works.

Before her battle with cancer sadly ended, Ms. Light had costly medical expenses that Musicians Foundation helped alleviate.

Even almost a lifetime of work as a musician or performing artist, as you know, does not guarantee security, and certainly, in my case and many others’, trying to sustain an expensive healthcare commitment while trying to remain in an apartment or home of many years, on a freelance performer’s salary, is hugely challenging and extremely stressful. Your help came just at the right time. It also provided an additional emotional boost of support and caring.