Kate is the consummate professional flute player and musician. Being a strong sight-reader, she can turn her hand to almost anything. She has played in a French market, in a furniture convention, up an Austrian mountain in a German bus station and in the National Mexican flute ensemble. She will play with any sort of group ranging from small local chamber ensembles to national companies such as the Northern Ballet Theatre and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. For a list of places where she has played, please see her formal C.V.
Whilst flute(s) are her speciality, she is also able to take on assignments which also involve more basic saxophone and clarinet playing. Thanks to her classical training, she feels at home with all sorts of music from both light to more serious, pop standards to the major classical repertoire. Years of playing in concert bands, show bands and classical orchestras have given her a good grounding in all these areas.
Kate can be either a good team player or a soloist as required. A full list of orchestral concertos in her repertoire is available on request. In the past she has given memorable performances of concertos by Liebermann, Chaminade and Reinecke. She has just performed the Mozart D concerto with a new orchestra, the Elstree Mozart Players.
Sometimes Kate has had to deal with difficult circumstances in her playing assignments, but she has the remarkable ability always to deliver the goods, whatever the problem. At two hours’ notice she was asked to step in for a flautist in the Northern Ballet Theatre orchestra who had gone down with sunstroke. The piece was the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet ballet, a work Kate did not know. She completed the gig to everyone’s satisfaction and was well rewarded.
Kate has over the years performed many solo 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.