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Soloist - Catherine Nicholson

Saturday 18th May 2013  7.30

Catherine Nicholson – Flute

Catherine Nicholson was born in Purbrook in 1960.  Inspired by the gifted classroom teaching of the Director of Music at Crookhorn School, Celia Crisp, she started playing the flute with Rex Ayling and then with Meg Hollins before continuing her studies at the London College of Music with Ann Cherry and Edward Blakeman, where she won the LCM Music Society Prize for the performance of contemporary music.  She later studied with Susan Milan, took part in a masterclass with William Bennett and gained an MMus degree at Surrey University.

Catherine is a regular soloist, chamber and orchestral musician performing in venues across the south of England.  She has been a member of HSO since 1977 and joined HCO in 1980 and has already played a number of concertos with them – Mozart’s G major (twice), Gluck’s, Vivaldi’s ‘Goldfinch’ and, most recently Rutland Boughton’s in February 2010.  Catherine has also played John Rutter’s Suite Antique, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5 and Bach’s Suite in B minor as soloist with the Kaleidoscope Ensemble.

In her spare-time when resting from teaching and playing, Catherine enjoys cooking and gardening.  In empathy with Ruskin’s description of art as ‘frozen music’, her therapy is art appreciation and she completed an Open University BA in Art History in 2004.  She is a keen animal lover and is a regular supporter of animal charities.

Catherine Nicholson

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