Kate Hill

Hon ARAM

Woodwind - Flute

Concerto soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and recording artist

Recorded Mozart’s Flute Concerto and Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Britten Sinfonia

Kate has been a member of the English Chamber Orchestra for over twenty-five years. She has given concerts and classes all over the world. Her freelance musical activities have been widespread encompassing orchestral playing, concerto performances, chamber music and recording. Her successful recording of the Mozart Flute Concerto led to her recording the Concerto for Flute and Harp with the harpist Lucy Wakeford. On both occasions the orchestra was the Britten Sinfonia. The recordings are on the BMG label and met with widespread acclaim. Lucy and Kate have enjoyed many performances together since their recording. Kate has also recorded the wind chamber music of William Alwyn on the Chandos label.

Kate played with the chamber group the Haffner Wind Ensemble of London for over twenty years. When the Britten Sinfonia was formed the Haffners became the wind section where she was principal flute for 10 years.

Kate has always managed to maintain a regular commitment to teaching which she has always enjoyed. Kate is now a professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music, a position she has enjoyed for over seventeen years. She organises the flute department classes and rehearses the Academy's Flute Ensemble.

Kate has worked on many summer schools over the years and is now one of the regular teachers on the Oxford Flute Summer School. For many years she worked regularly with the JONDE (National Youth Orchestra of Spain).

Kate was taught by Janet Way and then went to study with Trevor Wye at the Royal Northern College of Music. She attended and performed at many master classes given by Marcel Moyse, William Bennett and Geoffrey Gilbert, all of whom have had a strong influence on her.

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