New Zealand-born violinist, educator, and arts entrepreneur Natalie Lin Douglas is the founder of Kinetic, the Houston-based conductorless ensemble committed to showcasing diverse, under-represented, and newly composed classical music, and praised for its “visually arresting… brilliantly executed” performances. An avid chamber musician, Natalie has toured throughout New Zealand in concerts presented by Chamber Music New Zealand in the UK with the Scottish Ensemble. As a soloist, she was a prizewinner at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and the 2012 Klein International Strings Competition. Natalie is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Music and Theater Arts. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rice University, where she was mentored by Paul Kantor and Karim Al-Zand.