Kate enjoys performing both early and contemporary repertoire.
A co-founder of prize-winning Ensemble La Notte, which exists both as its core trio (Mark Wilson, bassoon/dulcian and William Peart, harpsichord/organ) and as an extended ensemble with baroque strings, Kate has a particular interest in the music of early 17th century Italy, and the ensemble strive to make this exciting and virtuosic music accessible to main-stream Classical music audiences.
Kate also plays regularly with well-established early music groups Sirinu and Galliarda, and works particularly extensively with early keyboardist Róza Bene.
Recent performances as a soloist with orchestra have included those with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Baroque Orchestra, Kidderminster Festival Orchestra, Warwickshire Baroque, and the Oxfordshire Youth Baroque Orchestra, with whom she has gone back to play with regularly over the past couple of years.
Kate has become increasingly interested in contemporary music and new repertoire for the recorder. In 2015 she commissioned a work for bass recorder and live electronics – ‘Dreams’, by the Chinese composer Fang Fang, and the success of this piece led to her commissioning another by the same composer – ‘Morning Whisper’, this time for recorder trio. Kate has also been collaborating with composer Yfat Soul Zisso on compositions for solo recorder.
From September 2017 to January 2018 she was part of a collaborative project – Kaleidoscope – led by Maja Pluta, violin, which brought together instrumentalists and composers to develop new pieces using free improvisation and electronics.
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