Kimberly Fredenburgh is the Principal Viola of The Santa Fe Symphony. She was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. She attended SUNY Stonybrook, University of New Mexico, and Arizona State University. Her major teachers included John Graham, Joyce Robbins, Leonard Felberg, and Dr. William Magers.
Fredenburgh is an Associate Professor of Viola and head of the string area at the University of New Mexico. She performs regularly with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She is Associate Principal Viola of the NM Philharmonic as well as Principal Viola with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra and Performance Santa Fe. She was previously Associate Principal Viola of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for seven years and taught on the faculty of Arizona State University.
Fredenburgh was a principal player with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. She has appeared in Carnegie Hall with Sir Georg Solti conducting. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras across the US as well as in Brazil and South Africa. She has taught master classes and performed in recitals in the US as well as in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Monaco. Fredenburgh has delivered pedagogical papers at several national academic conferences and performed at the 2008 International Viola Congress and the 2011 Primrose International Competition. Fredenburgh performs on a Maggini model viola made for her by New York luthier Brian Skarstad.
Fredenburgh lives in Albuquerque with her husband, oboist Kevin Vigneau, and their two teenaged boys. In her spare time, she rides her horse in dressage competitions and breeds sporthorses.