Katherine Tinker - piano
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.