Flautist Catherine Hare 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 a scholarship student, supported by John Lewis Partnership, the Arts Council of Wales and Craxton Memorial Trust.
Catherine has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of their Student Pathway Scheme and at several UK theatres as a deputy band member for the Wicked UK Tour; she has also performed with acclaimed chamber ensemble Trio Apaches and on baroque flute with Ex Cathedra.
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 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.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Catherine is also committed to widening access for live classical music through her work as a teacher and workshop leader. Her chamber ensemble Campana Duo, with violinist Emma Purslow, specialises in accessible performance and is a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots ensemble for the 18/19 season.
Wednesday 7th November
Chamber Tots ‘Bear Hunt’ Workshops
Lucy Drever – workshop leader
Catherine Hare – flute
Emma Purslow – violin/viola