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Katy Rowe (Violin) Profile

Katy's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: London Concert Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Bath Philharmonia, New Mozart Orchestra.

other items of interest …

  • Bath Philharmonia, second violin rank and file (since 2003)
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of RWCMD String Scheme (2002/2003/2004)
  • Bristol Ensemble (since 2006)
  • Bristol Opera (2014)
  • British Philharmonia Concert Orchestra (since 2004)
  • British Sinfonietta, often Principal second (since 2011)
  • Cinematic Sinfonia (since 2014)
  • Hunter Sinfonia, New South Wales, Australia (2002)
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Wales, (2005 - 2011)
  • National Symphony Orchestra, (since 2007, inc. performances on QM2, 2015)
  • Sinfonia Cymru, (1999-2009)
  • RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra - Leader (2002/2003/2004)
  • Welsh National Opera, recording session (2015)
  • Welsh Session Orchestra (since 2010)
  • Welsh Sinfonia, No.3 second violins (since 2006)

Mavron String Quartet

  • Katy was a founder member of the Mavron Quartet (2002-March 2016)
  • Awards/funding - PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Fidelio Charitable Trust, RVW Trust and T. Cerdd
  • Young Artists in Residence at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival (2012)
  • Ensemble in Residence at National Concert Hall of Wales, St David's Hall, Cardiff (2010) and the Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff (2005)
  • Leeds International Music Festival (2009)
  • Commissioned Boulevard of Broken Dreams; collaboration between Quartet & Dance (2009)
  • Educational work with Arts Active, St David's Hall, Cardiff (2008)
  • Educational concerts for Cavatina Chamber Music Trust (2006)
  • Klarafestival of Flanders, Belgium (2005)
  • North Wales International Music Festival (2005)
  • Accepted onto the Live Music Now! Scheme (2004)
  • Invited by Lady Walton to perform Walton's String quartet at her home in Ischia (2003)
  • Masterclasses with the Chilingirian Quartet, Wihan Quartet, Emperor Quartet, Ioan Davies, Peter Hanson, Lucy Gould, Darragh Morgan, Graham Oppenhiemer and Richard May

Other Ensembles

  • Bath Pump Room Trio (2010)
  • Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group - Liederkreis by Karl Aage Rasmussen (2010)
  • Entr'acte (String Quartet and Saxophone) - Tours include England, Wales and Hong Kong (2006)
  • Mendelssohn on Mull Festival (2002)
  • Only Men Aloud Christmas Tour, Piano Quintet leader (2013)
  • Wales' National Dance Company - Violin Phase by Steve Reich (2009)
  • WNO MAX (2005)

Solo Experience

  • International Violin Sonata Course, Masterclass with Wen Zhou Li (King Henry VIII School, Abergavenny, Wales) (2000)
  • Performed a Concerto with the RWCMD String Ensemble, Wales and Cornwall (2004)
  • Semi-Finals of RWCMD Concerto Trials (2002)

Session work

  • Classical recordings with WNO, Bath Philharmonia, Ensemble Cymru, Mavron Quartet.
  • Live Sessions for BBC Radio 1,2,4,6 and Radio Wales.
  • Performed and recorded with Katherine Jenkins for the launch of her CD 'Serenade' at the Riverfront Centre in Newport.
  • Recorded and toured with Paper Aeroplanes, Gentlegood, Sweet Baboo, Chris Rees, Culprit1.
  • Sessions for Judie Tzuke, Alex Parks, Saw Doctors, The Earth, Slowly Rolling Camera plus numerous other artists & bands.
  • Worked for Cian Ciaran & Dafydd Ieuan (Super Furry Animals), Greg Haver, Charlie Francis, Brollyman Music Productions and S4C.
  • Worked with Vulcan Strings.


  • Avanti Media (Avanti Artists & Pop Factory sessions & awards inc. miming for Funeral for a Friend)
  • Elfie Hopkins (film track)
  • Performed in the World Cup music video '06 - featuring Il Divo & Toni Braxton, (Bikini Films)
  • Rondo TV
  • S4C Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Songwriting competition Can i Gymru (2013) and Bandit performing with Sibrydion (2007)
  • Spinning Head Films


Graduate studies

  • Junior Fellow at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) (2004-2005)
  • RWCMD, Postgraduate Diploma (2002-2004)
  • Newcastle Conservatoire, Australia, three month placement (2002)
  • RWCMD, BMus Degree (1st) (1999-2002)

Prizes and Awards

  • Eifion Evans Memorial Award (2004)
  • Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship (2003)
  • Dayas Music Scholarship (2003)
  • Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Prize (Mavron Quartet, 2003)
  • RWCMD Prize for Strings (2002)
  • Cardiff Violins Chamber Music Prize (Rowe Quartet, 2002)

TeachersNick Whiting (2003-2004), Peter Hanson (2000-2003), Elizabeth Holowell (2002), Michael Thomas (1999)

Katy joined Morgensterns in December 2015

Katy's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Katy Rowe (Violin) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

Education and Outreach Work

  • Workshop Leader for Music in Action (since 2015)
  • Led composer workshops at RWCMD (2007 and 2012, Mavron Quartet; MQ)
  • Led composer workshop at Trinity College, Carmarthen (2012, MQ)
  • Composer workshop at Reading School, Reading (2012, MQ)
  • Led workshop/masterclass at Galeri, Caernarfon and Ucheldre, Holyhead (2012, MQ)
  • Educational work with Arts Active, St David's Hall, Cardiff (2008, MQ and solo)
  • Led music workshop for Hemi Help (2008, MQ)
  • Live Music Now! Scheme (2004 - 2014, MQ)
  • Educational concerts for Cavatina Chamber Music Trust (since 2003, MQ)
  • Coached Chamber groups at the Junior department at RWCMD (2003)


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