Project Piano

Biography

Katie started playing the piano at the age of five, beginning her musical studies in Norfolk, England and at the Purcell School of Music in London. Whilst still in her teens she formed a two piano partnership, performing frequently throughout East Anglia.

Katie subsequently studied music at Bristol University and went on to acquire a Masters in Performance from York University. As a student, she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor with the Mozart players in Norwich and the Weber Konzertstück with the Bristol University Chamber Orchestra. As well as performing frequently as a soloist, Katie accompanied musicians and singers, taught piano, sang in the chamber choirs and choral societies and played in the University orchestras and ensembles both as a pianist and as a clarinetist. She also toured extensively in both the UK and Europe with both the Chamber choir and Orchestra.

After graduating, Katie worked for two years as a pianist at Norwich Theatre Royal on the Breckland Schools Project, working with young children and helping them produce their own interpretation of an opera, which was then performed at the Theatre Royal, with piano accompaniment by Katie.

Katie worked as the rehearsal pianist for the annual Norwich Pantomime and as the Musical Director for the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre. The latter’s performance of The Secret Garden won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association award for ‘Best Musical Production in the Eastern District.’ Whilst in Norwich Katie also continued to perform as a soloist, giving recitals and performances at venues such as The Assembly House and The Old Granary Studios, Beccles.

Moving to London, Katie continued to teach and perform both as a soloist and as a musical director. Whilst there she also interned at the national radio station Classic FM, as an assistant to the Executive Producer. In 2011 she released her first solo classical CD ‘Noted’ with works by Haydn, Schumann, Liszt, Ravel, Sinding and Debussy, recorded by producer Andrew Lynwood.

In 2012 Katie began working with several composers and producers to create her variety act, a show that combines her talents as both a virtuoso pianist and vibrant personality with a band of versatile musicians in order to create a unique and exciting cabaret show.

Katie has performed her piano cabaret act all over the world on cruise lines such as Celebrity, Holland America, Crystal, Oceania and Cunard, as well as shows in England and Los Angeles. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014 she has continued cruising under the agency management of Barry Ball Artists as well as performing as a soloist. As a Musical Director Katie has worked on several productions including "Scary Musical" at the Noho Arts Centre, "John and Jen" with Sugarfix Productions and "Putting it Together" working alongside director Cate Caplin. Most recently she worked with Kristin Towers-Rowles on her Broadway World nominated show "A lovely Lineage".

Katie is currently embarking on a new project with award winning composer Sean Carney, which combines classical piano styles with EDM and dance music to create an exciting new sound. To take a listen, just visit the Listen page of her websiteShe also continues to compose her own original piano pieces, comic songs and take frequent photos of her cats which she posts actively on instagram.