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was given the job of Principal Flute with the BBC National Orchestra Wales within two years of graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 1998. Four years later she moved to the same role with the Hallé Orchestra and in her 14 years in Manchester, Katherine cemented her position as one of the leading flautists in the country. Among many memorable performances in her time there, definite highlights include the fifth Brandenburg Concerto with Angela Hewitt and Paul Barritt, Mozart's Flute and Harp concerto with harpist, Marie Leenhardt and acclaimed first flute roles in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. 
Katherine has also appeared as principal with many of the country’s leading orchestras, including the LSO, Philharmonia, LPO and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Earlier this year, she performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp concerto with Lucy Wakeford and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Last year Katherine was fortunate enough to secure the role of Principal Flute with the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in September 2018 she moved from Derbyshire to Kent with her husband, four children, two cats and three grandparents.

After relocating down south Katherine sadly had to give up her professorship at the Royal Northern College of Music but is passionate about passing on the benefit of her experience and love of flute playing and enjoys giving classes or teaching privately whenever possible. 

Katherine was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2009. 

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