Katherine Bryan

 

 
 

 
Katherine  Bryan  made her concerto debut at the age of just 15 with Daniel Harding and the Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and later made her US concerto  debut  at  the Lincoln  Centre  with the  Juilliard  Orchestra. She  has  since  performed as soloist  with  the  Helsinki  Philharmonic,  BBC  Philharmonic,  Royal  Scottish  National,  Halle, Nurnberger Symphoniker, New York Philharmonic and English Baroque orchestras.
 
Katherine's  debut  solo  recording  of  the  Nielsen  and  Liebermann  Concertos,  Poulenc  Sonata (orch  Berkeley)  and  Hue  Fantasie  was  released  in  September  2010,  recorded  with  the  Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel. The recording has received rave reviews. Her second concerto recording, which includes works by Rouse and Ibert, was released in May 2013.  It  was  chosen  as  a  Gramophone  “Choice”  disc  in  August  2013.  Her  third  album,  a collection of violin transcriptions entitled ‘Silver Bow’ is released in September 2015.
 
A  winner  of  the  prestigious  Audi  Music  Competition  at  the  age  of  15,  Katherine  won  a  full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School of Music, New York. She was a prize winner at the  Royal  Overseas  League  Music  Competition  in  London,  the  Young  Concert  Artists International Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society.
 
At  the  age of  just  21,  Katherine  was  appointed  principal  flute  with  the  Royal  Scottish  National Orchestra - a position she holds today in addition to appearing as concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide. She is currently a lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and  has  played  as  Guest  Principal  Flute  with  the  Philharmonia,  London  Philharmonic,  BBC Symphony,  BBC  Scottish,  Scottish  Chamber,  Royal  Philharmonic,  Northern  Sinfonia,  Halle, Swedish Radio, Seattle Symphony and London Symphony orchestras.
 
Katherine  has  appeared  at  major  international  festivals  as  both  concerto  soloist  and  recitalist, including  the  Cheltenham International  Festival. She  has  given live  broadcasts on  Classic FM, BBC  Radio  3  and  on  BBC  television.  She  is  a  lecturer  in  flute  at  the  Royal  Conservatoire  of Scotland,  and  has tutored   both the  National Youth Orchestra of Great  Britain and the  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.