Catherine Hare



In demand as a performer, teacher and workshop leader, flautist Catherine Hare was a member of Southbank Sinfonia 2020-21, where her seat was kindly supported by Accelerating Experience Ltd, and regularly leads concerts and workshops as a part of Live Music Now. Catherine is currently a London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Associate.

Catherine has performed in the West End; with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Senbla Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and at several UK theatres as a deputy band member for the Wicked UK Tour. She has performed solo and chamber recitals across London and South Wales; as a guest with acclaimed chamber ensemble Trio Apaches; and on baroque flute with Ex Cathedra.

Catherine graduated from the Master of Performance course at the Royal College of Music with Distinction in 2018, following an undergraduate degree at the same institution. Throughout her studies, Catherine was grateful for support from the John Lewis Partnership, the Arts Council of Wales and Craxton Memorial Trust.

In addition to her orchestral work with Southbank Sinfonia, Catherine is committed to widening access for live classical music through a series of concerts and workshops. Catherine is a Spitalfields Trainee Music Leader for the 2022 season. Her chamber ensemble Campana Duo, with violinist Emma Purslow, specialises in accessible performance and was a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots ensemble for the 18/19 season. The Campana Duo are delighted to be musicians on the prestigious Live Music Now scheme, regularly performing to a diverse range of people that rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music. Catherine is co-founder of Music Unpacked, an organisation fusing digital innovation with music education which is launching in late 2022. This project has been set up with the aid of an RPS Enterprise Award funded by Harriet’s Trust and you can read more about it here.

A former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Catherine has performed in all major UK venues including the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, under the baton of internationally renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, Vasily Petrenko and Vladimir Jurowski.

Prior to taking a place at the Royal College of Music, Catherine attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where she was Head Girl in her final year.



24-27th August 2022 Southbank Sinfonia/British Youth Opera
Opera Holland Park





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Tom Gradwell