Katherine studied oboe as a boarder at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh. She was described as an exceptional pupil and a particularly talented musician. She performed as a soloist and as part of a chamber ensemble, picking up a number of prizes and awards along the way. A standout opportunity was performing as a finalist of the Edinburgh Competition Festival's Concerto Class at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.
Katherine achieved a distinction in her grade 8 oboe, and also gained a highly sought after place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She achieves a great deal of satisfaction from performing and this drives her to pursue a career as a professional musician.
As a next step on this path, Katherine was offered a place to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. This provided an excellent opportunity to further develop her skills,
How the Award Helped
Katherine's Award supported her in her studies at the RAM, allowing her to pursue her ambition of becoming a professional musician.