PRINCIPAL PICCOLO QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Australian Symphony. Internationally she performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Madrid Symphony, Residentie Orkest (Hague Philarmonic), Limburgs Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Macau Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic and New Zealand Symphony. She was a fellow of the Sydney Symphony and is an alumnus of the Sydney, Australian and Netherlands Youth Orchestras.
In 2012 Kate was invited to give the world premiere of a new work for solo flute by renowned American composer John Williams. She is also an enthusiastic chamber musician, and was honoured to play two private concerts for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Australia in 2008. In 2009 she was invited to the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Summer Academy, and has also participated in courses and masterclasses with many leading teachers, notably Walter Auer (AU), Rien de Reede (NL), Maxence Larrieu (FR), Michael Cox, William Bennett, Peter Lloyd and Paul Edmund-Davies (UK).
Kate is a sought after teacher of flute and piccolo and enjoys helping students of all levels develop a beautiful sound and solid technique to facilitate their own musical expression.
Kate currently holds the position of Principal Piccolo in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane. Previously she was Principal Flute at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. She grew up in Sydney and holds a Bachelor degree from the Sydney Conservatorium, where she studied flute and piccolo with Rosamund Plummer. Kate completed her Masters degree at the Royal Conservatorium of The Hague under renowned pedagogues Thies Roorda and Rien de Reede.
She has been a guest musician with many Australian orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Australian Opera and Ballet and West