Violin II

Kathryn Parry

Kathryn Parry

Kathryn Parry has a rich and varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, solo recitalist and teacher. She studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded several prizes and the prestigious Dip.RAM for ensemble playing. She has played with many of the UK's leading orchestras, including the Academy of St Martins in the Fields, City of London Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, and was a member of the London Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, living in Edinburgh for eight years and performing with the Hebrides Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble and as guest leader of the Edinburgh Quartet. As a member of the Bell'Arte Ensemble she gave the inaugural chamber concert in Birmingham's Symphony Hall playing piano quintets with Sir Simon Rattle, and as a recitalist she has performed for music clubs and festivals nationwide and abroad.

In the arena of historical performance Kathryn is a member of the Gramophone Award winning, virtuoso string ensemble La Serenissima and string quartet The Revolutionary Drawing Room, and plays with the London Handel Orchestra, ETO and the OAE. She has played on numerous film soundtracks and is a named artist on Sting's album Ten Summoners Tales and the Ship's Fiddler in Alexander L'Estrange's Ahoy! 

Kathryn has worked as a primary school specialist music teacher and is much in demand as a chamber music coach, workshop leader and festival adjudicator. She is a celebrated teacher and has been awarded an ARAM in recognition of her services to the music profession.