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Kate Allsop

recorder, cornett

Having recently completed her MMus at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction, Kate completed her BMus at the same institution, graduating with First Class Honours and the BMus Course Prize for highest degree mark. Since beginning her studies in Birmingham she was awarded three performance and early music scholarships and was the winner of the Conservatoire Recorder Prize for four consecutive years. 

Kate has a particular interest in the music of early 17th century Italy and this formed the focus of her research for both of her degrees. Alongside her work with The English Wind Consort she is a founding member of Ensemble La Notte, which specialises in baroque chamber music from Italy and Germany, and is also active touring and recording with chamber ensembles including Sirinu and Galliarda - the latter of which she has recently completed a project exploring music by little-known female composers from the 18th century. Solo concert highlights have included those at the Utrecht Early Music Festival fringe (following a period studying at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague), the London International Exhibition of Early Music and Open Recorder Days Amsterdam.

Kate also runs a busy private music practice in Stroud and coaches for various ensembles including the National Youth Recorder Orchestra and the Birmingham Schools Recorder Sinfonia.

Kate is an avid tea drinker, Moomin fanatic and lover of everything animal-related!

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