Katherine Denton

December 9th, 2009

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Katherine graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2005 with a first class honours degree. She studied with David Smith and participated in masterclasses with many eminent cellists including Steven Doane and Robert Cohen. In 2004, Katherine travelled to Australia to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Georg Pederson. She led the cello section of both the symphony and chamber orchestras.

In 2006, Katherine was awarded the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Scholarship to study with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music on a postgraduate course. Whilst at the College, Katherine was selected for the London Symphony Orchestra scheme and performed with the orchestra at the Barbican Centre. She also led the cello section of the Royal College Symphony Orchestra in a performance with conductor Bernard Haitink. Other orchestral experience has included with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, with whom she toured throughout Europe, Asia and Australia with soloists Bryn Terfel and Hilary Hahn.

A keen chamber musician, Katherine has performed in many prestigious venues including the Purcell Room, St. James’s, Piccadilly, St John’s, Smith Square and St Martins-in-the-Fields. In 2004 she represented the UK and won 2nd place in the European Prize for Piano Trio held in Austria. Katherine is currently cellist for the Sollertinsky Piano Trio who were recently accepted onto the Live Music Now Scheme. They have future concerts booked throughout the UK.

As a soloist Katherine has performed concertos and solo recitals throughout the UK, including for the Cheltenham International Festival of Music. She has won prizes including the Keith Nutland Award and the Sundial Award for Performance. Katherine’s current musical career involves a variety of performing and teaching.

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