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