Katariina Maria Kits studied at the Tallinn Music High School, initially in Marge Lille’s class, then in 2004–2014 in Tiiu Peäske’s class. She has studied with Prof. Svetlana Makarova in Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, with Prof. Marina Chiche at the Trossingen Music University, with Prof. Arvo Leibur at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (where she obtained Bachelor Cum Laude). In 2020–2021 she studied at Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. Tomasz Tomaszewski (Erasmus) and in Foundazione Accademia Perosi with Pavel Berman and Eva Bindere. From September 2021, Katariina is studying at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano) with professor Pavel Berman.

As a soloist, Katariina has performed with many different orchestras: Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian Chamber Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonietta, Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Opera Orchestra, EMTA Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Music High School Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Haapsalu City Orchestra and Virumaa Chamber Orchestra etc. She has worked with conductors such as Risto Joost, Andres Mustonen, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Arvo Volmer, Mikk Murdvee, Juha Kangas, Olari Elts, Paul Mägi, Kaspar Mänd and Jüri Alperten. Katariina has repeatedly been given a full scholarship at the Astona International Summer Academy. She has taken part in numerous masterclasses and is a multiple prizewinner at international competitions. She is the winner of Estonian national TV competition “Classical Stars 2014”. Katariina is a member of the string quartet M4GNET, which was the first chamber ensemble to be chosen for the residency programme of the Estonian Cultural Endowment. In 2021, M4GNET won 1st Prize at the International KraCamera Chamber Music Competition (in Kraków, Poland). She performs on a Henricus Catenar violin (Cremona 1670; mistakenly attributed to the master’s student Giofredo Cappa), and with a Louis Gillet bow on loan from the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments.