KATE CONWAY – VIOLA DA GAMBA & CELLO

Kate Conway studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Jonathan Manson, gaining her MA in Performance (baroque cello and viola da gamba) with Distinction, after reading Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. Whilst at RAM, Kate participated in projects directed by Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless and Laurence Cummings, and regularly played continuo for the RAM/Kohn Bach Cantatas series, most notably alongside the Thomanerchor Leipzig. A keen chamber musician, she was twice awarded the Nancy Nuttall Ensemble Prize, and was also a recipient of the D Day Fund Award and Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize for Consort Music. Kate has played with Fretwork, Oxford Baroque, Charivari Agréable, the Amphion Consort and Hampstead Garden Opera, and is a founder member of Musica Poetica London, who were selected for the BREMF Early Music Live! scheme. She has also taken part in masterclasses at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival and RCM Festival of Viols, performing to Alison Crum, Vittorio Ghielmi and Paolo Pandolfo. Other recent projects include concerts at the Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall (‘For Crying Out Loud’ series) and Southbank Centre, education workshops with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major with the Consort of Twelve, and a chamber recital at the Victoria International Arts Festival (Gozo).