Kathryn Thomas is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with 
Sebastian Bell. She was subsequently made an Associate of the Royal Academy of 
Music for distinction in the musical profession. 

Kathryn is an established recitalist and chamber musician at venues including the 
Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, and at festivals including BBC 
Proms, Cheltenham, Two Moors and Presteigne. As a founder member of the Galliard 
Ensemble whose awards have included participation in the BBC Radio 3’s New 
Generation Artists scheme, Kathryn has given live and recorded broadcasts at festivals 
nationwide, including live chamber and solo broadcasts appearance at the BBC Proms. 
Her CD recordings as a soloist and with the Galliard Ensemble have been awarded 
Gramophone Editor’s Choice, The Observer CD of the Week, and Critics Choice in BBC 
Music Magazine. Particular recommendations have been given by Gramophone 
magazine, The Times, BBC Radio 3 CD review. BBC Music Magazine featured a cover 
CD devoted exclusively to the Galliard Ensemble. 

Kathryn has a particular affinity for contemporary music, has worked with eminent 
composers and has given many world and British premieres. She has also worked with 
orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Royal 
Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Theatre Wales, CLS and ensembles including Chroma 
and Ensemble 360. Her concerto performances include works by Ibert, Honegger, 
Arnold, Bach, Rawsthorne, Barber, Mozart, Telemann, Cecilia McDowall and 
Christopher Gunning. 

Kathryn performs rock flute with the award-winning progressive rock band ‘Hats Off 
Gentlemen It’s Adequate'.

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