Katherine Bryan - flute
Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of just 15 with Daniel Harding and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and later made her US concerto debut at the Lincoln Centre with the Julliard Orchestra. She has since performed as soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Hallé, Nurnberger Symphoniker, New York Philharmonic and English Baroque orchestras.
A winner of the prestigious Audi Music Competition at the age of 15, Katherine initially studied at Chetham School of Music, Manchester, UK and won a full scholarship to study flute at the Julliard School of Music, New York with Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc where she won the four-yearly flute concerto competition. She was also 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. Katherine spent the summers of 2001 and 2002 in Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra working with conductors including Charles Dutoit.
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 Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has played as Guest Principal with the London Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Scottish Chamber, Royal Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Halle 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.
For further information -
Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.more >>Katherine Bryan podcast
07 October 2010
Katherine chats to Classic FMmore >>Katherine Bryan debuts on Linn
08 September 2010
flautist offers a sparkling recitalmore >>
'Sin ninguna duda un disco muy recomendable.'more >>Gramophone
Gramophone Recommended: Bryan "brings fantasy, delicacy and playfulness."more >>Winds
"...plays with beautiful control, a centered tone and warm vibrato..."more >>Klassik.com
'Ein außerordentlich anspruchsvolles Programm präsentiert die junge Ausnahmeflötistin Katherine Bryan...'more >>Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"Katherine Bryan is a marvel."more >>MusicWeb International
"...a must for flute fans and audiophiles alike."more >>The Herald
"Here is a disc that has been eagerly anticipated..."more >>International Record Review
"This lovely disc has many highlights...a fine release that deserves this warmest recommendation."more >>The Scotsman
"Bryan's natural musicality breathes an alluring quality into every performance..."more >>SA-CD.net
"...she displays her ravishing, floating tone to the full..."more >>Classical Music Magazine
"Her smooth, full-coloured sound is ideal..."more >>The Herald
"...astonishingly exciting..."more >>The Observer
"...brilliantly coloured..."more >>The Times
"Katherine Bryan invests in what she plays with heart and soul."more >>Audiophile Audition
...when you have the virtuoso playing of Ms. Bryan you have a really winning productmore >>Bristol Evening Post
"Katherine Bryan's technique is at a very high level, her playing is strong and confident..."more >>Musical Pointers
"This is a very pleasant disc which gets better and better..."more >>
19 May 2013
19 May 2013The National Geographic Store
Katherine Bryan's Album Launch
The performance will take place in store at 4pm on Sunday May 19th. Katherine will be playing works from her first and second albums, and chatting about her new release. The new album will be available to purchase.
The National Geographic Store is at 102 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London.