Kate The Flautist
Kate originally studied flute at the London College of Music with Ann Cherry and graduated with the full spectrum of qualifications. She subsequently pursued her studies with Colin Fleming of the Ulster Orchestra and in various master classes with other international flautists. Her postgraduate qualifications are an M.A. from City University, London and an LGSMD from the Guildhall School of Music and a PGCE from Roehampton.
She also now possesses almost the full spectrum of instruments from the piccolo through the E flat flute, standard flute in C, alto flute, flutes d’amore in A and B flat and bass flute
Her performing career has embraced all types of music. She has played with a wide range of local, national and regional ensembles and orchestras including the Northern Ballet Theatre and the Bournemouth Symphony and Dorset Opera in their acclaimed 2007 production of Turandot. She has played with many bands, frequently as solo flute. She plays regularly with the Beenham Wind Orchestra and the All Keyed Up flute ensemble. She particularly enjoys working in pit bands and has performed in many operas, shows and musicals, ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Benjamin Britten. In August 2013 she was invited to play in one of the first youth performances allowed of Phantom of the Opera by the Vivo d’Arte company which received rave reviews.
If you would like to hear some samples of Kate’s work she now has her own channel on You Tube – Tootlingted1 . This channel currently offers 5 videos including the complete performance of her Hasse Concerto – View Them Here.
Photo of Kate by Alistair Ruff