B i o g r a p h y
As a flutist of Dutch chamber musician Eleonore Pameijer, Katy has been working successfully as a freelance musician and teacher in West Europe since 2009.
In the same year she got invited by Hans Luken to perform for the Dutch foundation ''Kunst in de Kamer'' with Japanese pianist and friend Yuka Hosoda. Their program included works by Marin, Gaubert, Doppler and Poulenc.
Katy has performed regularly at church events, weddings and other private events before releasing her CD 'Solo For Flute' in 2013 with works by Bach, Debussy, Ibert and Koechlin.
Katy performed her own self-titled photo exhibition concert in 2011, marrying together her talents as both photographer and musician. The music which was related to the chosen photographs, was composed by Charles Koechlin from the series 'Les Chants Des Nectaire'.
In 2012 Katy performed as a guest solo artist at the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam as part of an Art exhibition about Alexander the Great.
Masterclasses with German flutists Prof. Dirk Peppel and Dr. Anja Setzkorn-Krause have influenced and inspired Katy's musical style.
Katy's vision as a musician and teacher is to tell stories in one's own way and she encourages and supports her students in discovering and learning about their musical personalities.
She has taken Alexander-Technique lessons with Dutch teacher Arie-Jan Hoorweg in Amsterdam and she uses her own unique learning experience in order to stimulate, train and enhance the students' musical skills.
As she says 'technique and physical skills can be trained but to play music one needs to feel inspired', Katy supports the learner's personal goals and helps them to discover and go their own journey as a musician on flute.
Katy lives in London and works as a private tutor for flute, piano and recorder.
She plays a full sliver Muramatsu DS flute with B-footjoint combined with a full silver hand-cut head-joint by Miguel Arista and a nickel-plated 'black' Trevor James alto flute and a silver-plated bassflute by their Performance Series.