Biography

Kath is currently a student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying violin with Sophie Langdon. She previously studied violin with Caroline Balding at the University of Southampton where she graduated with a 1st class degree and was awarded the Peter Evans prize and first place in the John Ireland competition. She has also studied with Charles Sewart and Dag Anders Eriksen on scholarships with the Sinaia Music Academy and the Crescendo Institute. She has worked with CHROMA ensemble, Bampton Opera, and són (Southampton), and performed at Snape Maltings and the BBC proms in 2019.

Kath has performed solo recitals in Hungary and Romania, and solo works including Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending” with orchestra in Berlin and Saint-Saens “Dance Macabre” in Bordeaux. In April 2020 she was invited to perform Bruch’s concerto for violin and viola with Watford Youth Sinfonia, and upcoming performances include a solo recital at Freemantle Music Festival in July 2020.

A founding member of OUT-TAKE ensemble (a group dedicated to performing experimental music) Kath has premiered three works for solo violin by composers associated with the ensemble, and enjoys collaborating regularly with composers. Recent premieres include ‘Tropography’ (for solo violin and film), by frequent collaborator Alexander Glyde-Bates, which was premiered on OUT-TAKE’s tour of the South coast in November 2018. She is currently assisting the group commission a new work for string quartet, a trio for electric guitar, melodica, and violin, and a work for violin and electronics.

Kath joined Street Orchestra Live when it first launched in 2015. An orchestra that exists to bring live symphonic music to out of the concert hall and directly into the community, Kath has travelled with this group all over the UK to perform in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, swimming pools, and various branches of IKEA.

As a chamber musician, Kath is a scholar of the Royal Academy of Music’s ASSET scheme, a chamber music fast track scheme. Through this course she has been mentored by Jon Thorne (Oculi Ensemble) and John Myerscough (Doric String Quartet). In 2018, she was awarded the Sir John Barbirolli prize in recognition of her chamber music achievements, and her quartet were selected to represent the Academy at the Intercollegiate Cavatina Chamber Music competition.

Recent chamber music performances include St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Hatfield House Music Festival, Petworth Festival, Barnes Music Festival, and live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. Upcoming invitations include West Cork Chamber Music Festival, St. Boniface concert society, Weymouth Chamber Concerts, and a residency at Ferrandou-Musique.