… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Katy Rowe (Violin) Profile

Katy's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Bath Philharmonia, New Mozart Orchestra.
  • Sessions: Face Music.

other items of interest …

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

Katy Rowe is a talented and flexible professional violinist currently working across the UK and abroad.

Katy's performances span many fields from chamber music (including founding member of the Mavron Quartet) to soloist, session musician and orchestral player. Her career has led her to work with many groups including Welsh National Opera, Illegal Eagles, Only Men Aloud, National Symphony Orchestra, British Sinfonietta (Principal) and violinist for the Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Tours. With a love for collaborating with other artists and art forms, Katy has performed in several theatre productions...singing, playing bass guitar and percussion, using loop pedals and sharing the stage with puppets!

Katy's Professional Experience includes…

Bath Philharmonia  National Symphony Orchestra
Bath Pump Room Trio  National Symphony Orchestra, (since 2007, inc. performances on QM2, 2015)
Bristol Ensemble   Piano Quintet for Only Men Aloud Christmas Tour
Bristol Opera  Three Spires Orchestra
British Philharmonia Concert Orchestra   Truro Symphony Orchestra
British Sinfonietta (Principal)  Wales' National Dance Company
Cardiff Sinfonietta (Principal second)  Welsh National Opera
Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group   Welsh National Opera, recording session (2015)
Cinematic Sinfonia (Principal)  Welsh Session Orchestra (Principal)
Ensemble Cymru  Welsh Session Orchestra (since 2010)
Entr'acte  Welsh Sinfonia
London Concert Orchestra   Welsh Sinfonia, No.3 second violins (since 2006)
National Chamber Orchestra of Wales  WNO MAX dept. project

Solo Experience

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

Musicals 'The Last Five Years', 'Oliver', 'Babes in Arms' and 'Godspell'

Projects  
  • 'Jeremiah' (Theatre piece with artist Jack Dean, violin with loop pedals, vocals, 2018)
  • 'The depraved appetite of Tarrare the Freak' (Chamber opera for puppets, violin, perc., vocals, 2017)
  • 'Brain Song' (Anna Braithwaite's composer residency, violin, electric bass, vocals, 2016)
  • Violinist in Klezmer band, Police siren for arts exhibition and improvising to the movement of fish!

Session/Band /TV - includes Electric Violin

  • Brollyman Music Productions, Judie Tzuke, Cian Ciaran & Dafydd Ieuan (Super Furry Animals), Greg Haver, Charlie Francis, Alex Parks, Saw Doctors, Thunder, The Earth, Vulcan Strings, Chris Rees, Slowly Rolling Camera, Paper Aeroplanes, Katherine Jenkins, Tony Hadley, Carpenters Story, Illegal Eagles
  • Live Sessions for BBC Radio 1,2,4,6 and Radio Wales
  • Britain's Got Talent Champions 2019, Rondo TV, Avanti Media (Avanti Artists & Pop Factory)
  • S4C Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Bikini Films World Cup music video '06 - featuring Il Divo & Toni Braxton
  • Soundtracks for Spinning Head Films, 'Elfie Hopkins', 'Strike'
  • Violinist for Ball & Boe Tours

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • 2004-2005 Junior Fellow at RWCMD
  • 2002-2004 RWCMD, Postgraduate Diploma (performance awarded distinction)
  • [Awarded Eifion Evans Memorial Award, Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship & Dayas Music Scholarship]
  • 2002 Newcastle Conservatoire, Australia, three month placement
  • 1999-2002 RWCMD, BMus Hons (1st) [Awarded RWCMD Prize for Strings]

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 2nd Aug 2019

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Katy Rowe (Violin) Profile

Katy Rowe is a talented and flexible professional violinist currently working across the UK and abroad.

Katy's performances span many fields from chamber music (including founding member of the Mavron Quartet) to soloist, session musician and orchestral player. Her career has led her to work with many groups including Welsh National Opera, Illegal Eagles, Only Men Aloud, National Symphony Orchestra, British Sinfonietta (Principal) and violinist for the Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Tours. With a love for collaborating with other artists and art forms, Katy has performed in several theatre productions…singing, playing bass guitar and percussion, using loop pedals and sharing the stage with puppets!

Her passion and commitment towards outreach and educational work has seen Katy work for the Live Music Now scheme, the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Music In Action and Hemi Help. She has led many arts projects engaging vulnerable young people with music-making and performance as well as establishing a successful private teaching practice.

As a session musician and string arranger, Katy has significant experience of the studio working across radio, film and television including recording with Alex Parks, Il Divo, Toni Braxton, Judie Tzuke and Katherine Jenkins.

Katy's studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) began with a full entrance scholarship and upon graduation saw her being awarded a first class honours degree. She was then selected for and enjoyed a short placement at The Newcastle Conservatoire in Australia, completed two more years at the RWCMD which resulted in a distinction in performance for her Postgraduate Diploma.

During her college years Katy received many prizes for outstanding performance as both a soloist and chamber musician. She was also selected three years running to take part in the prestigious string placement scheme with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Upon leaving the RWCMD Katy was awarded a Junior Fellowship.

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Katy Rowe (Violin) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

Katy's passion and commitment towards outreach and educational work has seen her work for the Live Music Now scheme, the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Music In Action and Hemi Help. She has led many arts projects engaging vulnerable young people with music-making and performance as well as establishing a successful private teaching practice.

Teaching Experience

  • Private violin teaching since1997, many pupils receiving distinctions in their exams
  • Violin Tutor at St John's College, Cardiff (2016-2019)
  • RWCM&D, Junior Music Department and Postgraduate Assistant, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD)
  • Mendelssohn on Mull Festival

Education and Outreach Experience

  • WNO MAX - Ensemble leader Arts Active
  • Live Music Now! Scheme Music in Action
  • Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Hemi Help
  • Spitalfields Music Coaching Violins for Cornwall Youth Orchestra
  • Composer workshops at Reading School, RWCMD and Trinity College
  • Workshop/masterclass at Galeri, Caernarfon and Ucheldre, Holyhead
  • Modules covered in Degree: Outreach, Community Music, Teaching Children Music, Schools Opera

Higher Education

  • 2004-2005 Junior Fellow at RWCMD
  • 2002-2004 RWCMD, Postgraduate Diploma (performance awarded distinction)
  • [Awarded Eifion Evans Memorial Award, Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship & Dayas Music Scholarship]
  • 2002 Newcastle Conservatoire, Australia, three month placement
  • 1999-2002 RWCMD, BMus Hons (1st) [Awarded RWCMD Prize for Strings]

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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