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Katherine Spencer (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Classical 

Orchestral bookings (since September 2012)

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Opera North Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Academy of Ancient Music, Ex Cathedra, Fiori Musicali, Gabrieli Consort, Hanover Band, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Chamber Orchestras: City of London Sinfonia, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia ViVA, Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Ensemble 360, Galliard Ensemble.
  • Education Work: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Education, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Education.

Katherine's orchestral work also includes

  • City of London Sinfonia, 2015, Principal Clarinet
  • Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, 2012- Guest Principal and Principal Clarinet Trial 2010-2012
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 2004- 2012 extra player. 1st, 2nd, Eb and Bass
  • Member of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Principal, 2nd and Bass including recordings of Mozart and Donnizetti, European and Asian tours, seasons at Glyndebourne Opera House, BBC promonade concerts and broadcasts, 2005-2012
  • Gabrielli Consort and Players, Principal Clarinet on British and European Tours 2006-2012
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, 2009-2012 on extra players list
  • Champs Eyllesse Orchestra numerous european tours on classical and romantic period instruments, 2005-2011
  • New Queens Hall Orchestra Principal Clarinet in performances at Royal Albert Hall and Fairfield Hall, Croydon, 2005-2011
  • JB Management 2009-2011, Guest Principal

CHAMBER MUSIC:

  • Founder Member of Galliard Ensemble, Ragnarok Ensemble and Con Anima Duo 1994-2012.
  • Galliard Ensemble, Artists in Residence Highgate School 2012-2013
  • BBC Radio 3, Young Generation Artist, (Galliard Ensemble) 2003-05
  • Regular Live Radio 3 broadcasts from venues in UK including, BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Sage Centre and Bridgewater Hall, (Galliard Ensemble) 2003-2012
  • Chamber Performances with Belcea, Emperor and Quinse Quartets including Mozart Clarinet Quintet performance in Cadogan Hall, London 1995-2011
  • Regular performances in Europes leading Venues and Festivals, including Purcell Room, BBC PROMS Chamber Music Series, Bath Festival and Manchester Midday Series (Galliard Ensemble) 1996-2012
  • Winners of Park Lane Series, Maise Lewis Trust Award leading to debut concert at the Wigmore Hall, and Young Artists Forum, 1999.
  • Founded the Galliard Ensemble Composition Competition, annually 1997-02
  • Members of Live Music Now, (Galliard Ensemble), 2000-2003
  • Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Amadeus Quartet and Joji Hattori viola in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, 1998.
  • Live Broadcast BBC Radio 3, on Period instruments (with Lawrence Powers viola, Nicholas Stringfellow cello and Sam Haywood piano) 1997

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer made her concerto debut at the age of fourteen at the Royal Festival Hall and has since performed there as concerto soloist a further three times.

She has also appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, made many live Radio 3 solo broadcasts, and performes regularly on Classic FM and European radio stations.

She has recorded the Brahms Sonata and Beethoven Trio for the Oxford Classic label with Sam Haywood and Martin Storey. She has also recorded a number of CDs with the Galliard Ensemble, of which she is a founder member, which have received high acclaim in leading magazines such as the Gramophone magazine.

As a chamber musician Katherine has performed Mozart with the Amadeus Quartet in the presence of HRH the Emperor of Japan. She continues to perform internationally with her ensembles Ragnaroks and the Galliards in Festivals such as the BBC Proms and the Barbican's "Mostly Mozart Festival".

Katherine currently divides her time equally between solo, chamber and freelance orchestral work, both as a member of the OAE and as a modern principal clarinettist of City of London Sinfonia.. She is particularly interested in contemporary mediums and works closely with Artist Ashley Davies in many experimental crossover Art/Music projects, most recently in the Southbank centre.

She regularly leads workshops from traditional concert formats to more individual music therapy style sessions in many special needs schools. She continues to give masterclasses and workshops in clarinet playing and workshop leading in Britains leading music colleges and institutions.

Other Solo Performances include

  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Orchestra, Mostly MozartFestival, Barbican, 2006, and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, 2004, in a recording for Radio 3
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto:
    • London Festive Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (2002)
    • The Riverside Sinfonia, Basingstoke, Proms in the Park, 2001
    • The Westmoreland Orchestra (deputising for jack brymer, 1995)
    • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (tour of the UK including Three Choirs Festival) 1993
  • Finzi concerto, City of London Orchestra, 2001
  • Soloist with The Orchestra of the Swan, including performances with them in the English Music Festival and Worcester Cathedral 1998-2001
  • Stamitz concerto, RAM Classical Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Cummings. Period Instruments
  • Pither, Clarinet and Piano Double Concerto (commision) First Performance, 1997
  • Molter concerto. RAM Baroque Orchestra, conductor Clare Salaman. Period Instruments, 1996
  • Copland concerto, RAM String Orchestra under David Strange, 1995
  • Strauss Double Concerto, under Daniel Harding, 1993, and with Chetham's Orchestra at the Freetrade Hall broadcast live on Radio 3, 1992
  • Neilsen concerto, Chetham's Orchestra, tour of UK, 1991
  • Weber Concerto No.1, Ernest Read Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, conductor Peter Stark, 1989
  • Weber Concertino, Erenest Read Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, conductor John Georgiades, 1988

Solo Recitals, Tours and Festivals

  • Regular solo recitals in music clubs and societies throughout the UK and Europe, inclucing Bournemouth International Festival, Halifax Internation Chamber Music Festival and English Music Festival, 1993-2009
  • BBC Radio 3, lunchtime recital at St.Luke's, 2004
  • Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, 2000-2002
  • Solo recitals on modern and period instruments for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd British Annual Clarinet Congress, 1998-2001, (with Sam Haywood, piano)
  • Solo performance in Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 1999 (with Sam Haywood, piano)
  • Live 1hr recital for Classic FM, 1997
  • Recital for BBC invited audience, entitled 'Women in Music in the 19th Century', period instruments, with Sam Haywood, piano, 1997
  • Recitals, Edinburgh Festival 1997 (nominated for major Festival Award), with Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano.
  • Solo performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall, with Philip Moore, piano, 1994
  • Three-year recording contract with Frankfurt Radio, Hessische Rundfunk (solo, studio and live broadcasts, 1993-1996)
  • Live solo broadcasts in many countries including Czech, Danish, Irish and Israeli State Radios, 1991-2000
  • BBC 2 televised masterclass for The Young Musician of the Year series, 1991

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music (BMus hons 1st class, LRAM Teaching Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma (distinction), (1994-99)

Schools attended

Chetham's School of Music (1985-93), and Hannover Hochschule fur Musik und Theater (1993-94).

Prizes and Awards

  • ARAM, Royal Academy of Music, 2004
  • Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award (1998), Star Award (1999), Recital Scheme (1999-2002)
  • Charles Leggett Award, 1999
  • Friends of the RAM Development Award, 1999
  • Martin Musical Scholarship, 1998
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Scholarship 1994-1998
  • D.Day and F.Ayling Award for Academic Achievement, RAM, 1998
  • Royal Philharmonic Award, 1994
  • Jerwood Foundation Award, nominated by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 1993
  • Frederick Bulgin Medal Presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians presented to the most outstanding member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain annually, 1993
  • Gold Medal for Grade 8 from ABRSM, 1989

Teachers

Hans Rudolf Stadler, Andrew Marriner, Keith Puddy, Hans Deinzer, Colin Touchin, John Reynolds

Katherine joined Morgensterns in November 2008

Katherine's web profile was last updated 16th Sep 2017

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Katherine Spencer (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Classical 

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer made her concerto debut at the age of fourteen at the Royal Festival Hall and has since performed there as concerto soloist a further three times.

She has also appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, made many live Radio 3 solo broadcasts, and performes regularly on Classic FM and European radio stations.

She has recorded the Brahms Sonata and Beethoven Trio for the Oxford Classic label with Sam Haywood and Martin Storey. She has also recorded a number of CDs with the Galliard Ensemble, of which she is a founder member, which have received high acclaim in leading magazines such as the Gramophone magazine.

As a chamber musician Katherine has performed Mozart with the Amadeus Quartet in the presence of HRH the Emperor of Japan. She continues to perform internationally with her ensembles Ragnaroks and the Galliards in Festivals such as the BBC Proms and the Barbican's "Mostly Mozart Festival".

Katherine currently divides her time equally between solo, chamber and freelance orchestral work, both as a member of the OAE and as a modern clarinettist in Britain's orchestras. She is particularly interested in contemporary mediums and works closely with Artist Ashley Davies in many experimental crossover Art/Music projects, most recently in the Southbank centre.

She regularly leads workshops from traditional concert formats to more individual music therapy style sessions in many special needs schools. She continues to give masterclasses and workshops in clarinet playing and workshop leading in Britains leading music colleges and institutions.

Other Solo Performances include

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto:
    • London Festive Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (2002)
    • The Riverside Sinfonia, Basingstoke, Proms in the Park, 2001
    • The Westmoreland Orchestra (deputising for jack brymer, 1995)
    • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (tour of the UK including Three Choirs Festival) 1993
  • Finzi concerto, City of London Orchestra, 2001
  • Soloist with The Orchestra of the Swan, including performances with them in the English Music Festival and Worcester Cathedral 1998-2001
  • Stamitz concerto, RAM Classical Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Cummings. Period Instruments
  • Pither, Clarinet and Piano Double Concerto (commision) First Performance, 1997
  • Molter concerto. RAM Baroque Orchestra, conductor Clare Salaman. Period Instruments, 1996
  • Copland concerto, RAM String Orchestra under David Strange, 1995
  • Strauss Double Concerto, under Daniel Harding, 1993, and with Chetham's Orchestra at the Freetrade Hall broadcast live on Radio 3, 1992
  • Neilsen concerto, Chetham's Orchestra, tour of UK, 1991
  • Weber Concerto No.1, Ernest Read Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, conductor Peter Stark, 1989
  • Weber Concertino, Erenest Read Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, conductor John Georgiades, 1988

Solo Recitals, Tours and Festivals

  • Regular solo recitals in music clubs and societies throughout the UK and Europe, inclucing Bournemouth International Festival, Halifax Internation Chamber Music Festival and English Music Festival, 1993-2009
  • BBC Radio 3, lunchtime recital at St.Luke's, 2004
  • Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, 2000-2002
  • Solo recitals on modern and period instruments for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd British Annual Clarinet Congress, 1998-2001, (with Sam Haywood, piano)
  • Solo performance in Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 1999 (with Sam Haywood, piano)
  • Live 1hr recital for Classic FM, 1997
  • Recital for BBC invited audience, entitled 'Women in Music in the 19th Century', period instruments, with Sam Haywood, piano, 1997
  • Recitals, Edinburgh Festival 1997 (nominated for major Festival Award), with Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano.
  • Solo performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall, with Philip Moore, piano, 1994
  • Three-year recording contract with Frankfurt Radio, Hessische Rundfunk (solo, studio and live broadcasts, 1993-1996)
  • Live solo broadcasts in many countries including Czech, Danish, Irish and Israeli State Radios, 1991-2000
  • BBC 2 televised masterclass for The Young Musician of the Year series, 1991

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Katherine Spencer (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Classical 

Education/Outreach experience

  • Regular Masterclasses in Europe's leading Universities and Music Colleges including Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham's School of Music, Lisbon College of Music, Southampton University and the Colchester Institute 2001-2011
  • Workshop leader for The Courtauld Institute, London, in outreach projects combining music and art 2006-2011
  • Musical director and composer of a year long project in East London Schools to write and perform an opera in collaboration with the students 2006
  • Managing Director and Founder of Music Magic Teaching Agency, 2005-2012 managing private tuition for over 200 pupils on strings, wind, voice and piano in the South East of GB and offering music teachers to primary schools in Hertfordshire.
  • Musical Director for a year long project in East London combining mainstream and special needs schools, composing and recording a Film Score which was premiered at the 2012 Olympics Exhibition, 2005
  • Music workshop leader at Newbridge special needs school (term long projects three times every year) 2002 - 2012

Teaching experience

  • Clarinet Tutor on Summer Schools and courses throughout Britain 2000-2011
  • Private tuition for a range of abilities from Postgraduate Students at the UK.s music colleges to young beginners 1999-2011

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Katherine Spencer (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Classical 

Discography

  • BRAHMS: Sonatas No.1 & 2, op.120 (with Sam Haywood, piano), Oxford Classics
  • BEETHOVEN: Trio, Op.11 (piano: Sam Haywood, cello: Martin Storey), on Oxford Classics
  • Wind Quintet CD: Repertoire by Patterson, Tinuco, Olsen and Holst (Galliard Ensemble). Meridian
  • Wind Quintet and solo clarinet CD, repertoire by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle (Galliard Ensemble). Deux Elles
  • Wind Quintet CD: Repertoire by Ligeti, Hindemith, Berio, Ibert, Hallam, Farkas, Carrapotoso (Glliard Ensemble). Deux Elles
  • Wind Quintet CD: Repertoire by contemporary Portuguese composers (Galliard Ensemble), on Deux Elles
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Katherine Spencer (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Classical 

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
please call Morgensterns Teleteam.