Katherine is a pianist residing in London, and is a Park Lane Group Young Artist. She has performed at venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Lindbury Studio Theatre Covent Garden, and at the Kings Place Festival. Her debut duo recital at the Purcell Room with clarinettist Max Welford was described as “excellent…oozing class” (The Guardian), and as having “real dynamism and cohesion, a sense of conversation” (The Times). She was invited to play the music of Graham Fitkin for a BBC Proms Plus event which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and will be premiering a new work by RPS award winning composer Philip Dawson later this year. This season she will be making her debut solo recording, touring with London Contemporary Orchestra soloists and Jonny Greenwood to Russia and Hungary, record with the London Symphony Orchestra and LSO Live as orchestral pianist, and play in a new opera with English Touring Opera. She will also perform Morton Feldman's last work: Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano.
Katherine enjoys playing contemporary music and has most recently given world premieres of works by Martin Butler, Shiva Feshareki, Laura Harrison, and the UK premiere of "Fast" by Jonny Greenwood. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Harrison Ensemble, winners of Help Musicians UK "Emerging Excellence," and has performed with them at venues including the Roundhouse Camden, and the Space Dartington with Animate Dance and Megan Saunders Dance.
Katherine studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where she was awarded a Joan Conway instrumental scholarship. On graduating, she studied for a Masters degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music, under teachers Niel Immelman and Andrew Ball. Her early piano studies were with Ronald Smith, Yonty Solomon and Ian Jones.
Alison Arnopp has studied both classical singing (Royal College of Music) and musical theatre (Royal Academy of Music) at post graduate level in London, after initially training and working as a stage and television actress in her home city of Cork, Ireland (University College Cork, Queen's University Belfast).
Theatre Credits include: Julie - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Josie Rourke, Donmar Warehouse), Dusty Springfield - Dusty (Christian Durham, Charing Cross theatre), Eugenius! (Michael Jibson & Ian Talbot, London Palladium) Kate O'Donovan - T'ain't a Bird, (workshop, Tamara Harvey, Arts Theatre), Ophelia Van de Scab - Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams (Alexandra Spencer Jones, Action to the Word, CPT), Young Shepherd (Tannhauser, Dir. Tim Albery, Royal Opera House), 2nd Lady (The Magic Flute, London Youth Opera), Alison (The Wandering Scholar, Opera Les Fauves), Soloist (Thursford Christmas Spectacular), Featured vocalist (The Fingask Follies), Choir (Celtic Woman, Songs from the Heart US Tour).
She has also provided session vocals for folk, pop and funk bands as well as animations and short films.
Screen credits: Leadra Ramm (Obsession:Dark Desires, Investiagtion Discovery(US) Crime and Investigation(UK).
Alison has been supported by Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award (MBF), Irish Arts Council, Josephine Baker Trust, Lionel Bart Foundation.
In 2013 she was awarded third prize in the international Lotte Lenya Singing Competition, the criteria of which spans opera and classic and contemporary American musical theatre repertoire. Alison has been supported by the Professional Development Grant (2014 & 2015) from the Kurt Weill Foundation and would like to extend her thanks to the Foundation for their continued support.