Professional Experience

Kate has a proven track record. For details of her experience, please follow the link to her Formal CV. Whatever the problems, she has a remarkable knack of always delivering the goods in the most difficult and demanding circumstances such as sight reading on performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet by the Northern Ballet Theatre. Kate’s experience, both at home and abroad, is that of a jobbing musician, prepared to turn her hand to almost anything. She is in a position where she can accept any assignment based on flute playing. She has recently been working on her saxophone (soprano and alto) and clarinet playing which enables her to double and increases the range of gigs she can take on. As an orchestral player, she has a wide knowledge of the standard classical repertoire. She has significant experience as an orchestral soloist and can offer a range of modern and classical concertos.

On November 27th 2011 her performance of the modern classic flute concerto by the American composer Lowell Liebermann with the North London Philharmonia Orchestra was very well received. This is an attractive work in a very approachable idiom and deserves to be better known. An extract from this performance may also be viewed on the Tootlingted1 You Tube channel.

She is also much in demand to play in shows and operas. Her solo flute position in several bands has meant that she has got to know much of the light and popular repertoire.

Kate has over the years performed many recitals, both with and without piano. She is very flexible and likes to structure her programmes to suit the requirements of each organiser. She has a wide knowledge of standard and lesser-known flute repertoire ranging from J.S.Bach to Oliver Knussen. She also frequently includes light music, folk songs and jazz-influenced pieces. In her recitals Kate often shows off the various members of the flute family except for the (five foot high) contrabass which she would need a ladder to play.

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