was a member of the Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band
when she was six years of age and went on to attend Chetham’s
School of Music and Manchester University.
From 2001 to
2004, she was second trombone with the BBC National Orchestra of
Wales. Then she became
one-fifth of the Fine Arts Brass Quintet. By 2006, she was doing the solo
trombone part in “Symphony No. 3” by Gustav Mahler with Paavo Jarvi and the London
She was one of
several musicians who accompanied Graham Kendrick at Coventry Cathedral,
where he performed “Meekness & Majesty” for Pentecost in
Robert Alagna was a guest artist with the LSO for
an evening of Verdi highlights that included “Di quella
pira” from Il trovatore, “Esultate!” from Otello, “La mia letizia infondere” from Il Lombardi alla prima crociata and “Questa o quella”
Rijn was guest leader on 16th June 2010, when the LSO performed
Francis Poulenc’s Gloria
with the London Symphony Chorus and soprano Sally Matthews, and Sergei
Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”, with Vladimir Feltsman at the keys.
March 2011, the LSO gave the world premiere of “Halo” by Vlad Maistorovici with guest
conductor Clemens Schuldt, and performed a pair
of works by Ludwig van Beethoven:
“Piano Concerto No. 3” with soloist Jonathan Biss; and, “Symphony No. 7”.
ways with the LSO in 2012 and became the principal trombone of the Halle
Orchestra. On 6th December
2012, she and French horn player Julian Plummer and trumpeter Gareth Small
gave a pre-concert presentation of highlights from “Sonata” by
Francis Poulenc. The main event
featured Rachmaninoff’s aforementioned “Piano Concerto No. 3”
and portions of Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet.
with whom Katy has worked include the Academy of St. Martin
in the Fields, Bones Apart, the DSMS Band and the National Youth Orchestra
of Great Britain. During her time
with ASMF, she also served in the role of orchestral manager.
which she appears include: Elgar: The Apostles with the Halle Orchestra,
Enigma by Bones Apart, and Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 and Tippett:
A Child of Our Time with the LSO. (The latter also features the LSC.)
In the field
of music education, she has given a master class to the YouTube Symphony
Orchestra, served as a tutor for the English
and NYOGB and as a visiting consultant at the Royal Welsh
College of Music