Committed to the development and support of talented Australian artists, TMO is thrilled to launch their TMO Young Artist Program in 2017. Giving talented young musicians the opportunity to sit beside experienced musicians in a professional and encouraging environment is invaluable and something special we can offer. Our Young Artists will work closely with Artistic Director Sarah-Grace Williams and key principal players throughout the year and play for a number of concert events.
Kate graduated from Caringbah High School in 2016. She has been playing the harp for twelve years and is currently learning from world acclaimed harpist and teacher, Alice Giles, under the Caroline Wilkinson Scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Rising Stars program.
Starting in 2014, Kate has been the harpist for Sydney Youth Orchestra playing with both their Flagship and Philharmonic orchestras. She is also the harpist for The Arts Unit Symphony Orchestra, Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra, and has played for other Sydney orchestras including Mosman Symphony Orchestra, TOPS Orchestra and as part of the Australian Institute of Music’s opera productions. Kate also performs at various events throughout Sydney as part of the duo Classical Elegance.
At age 9 Kate won the Under 14’s section at the Australian Harp Festival Eisteddfod. She has had varied performance opportunities since, such as playing solo on the Sydney Opera House stage as part at the Arts Unit Festival of Instrumental Music.
In addition to harp, Kate plays flute/piccolo and is a singer. She has been a part of the NSW Public Schools State Singers, was an active member of her school ensembles and hopes to study music at a tertiary level in 2017. Kate is very excited to be The Metropolitan Orchestra’s Young Artist for 2017.