KATHERINE SHARMAN

LONDON HANDEL PLAYERS

Katherine Sharman, originally from New Zealand, won an Arts Council scholarship in 1983 to study in the UK and Europe. She travelled to London where she was taught by Tanya Prochazka, and also took part in master classes with Steven Isserlis in Deal and Prussia Cove.  Her interest in early music performance practice took her to Europe and further lessons with several teachers including Anner Bylsma and Jaap ter Linden, and later, back in the UK, with Angela East and Jennifer Ward Clarke.

Katherine is now settled in Oxfordshire, from where she enjoys a busy career performing as continuo player and chamber musician with a wide variety of groups.

She has performed and recorded as continuo cellist with many orchestras, including the London Handel Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, the Kings Consort and the Academy of Ancient Music.  She has also been involved with concerts and recordings of many and diverse chamber music projects, such as duos with fortepianist Geoffrey Govier, string quartets with the Adderbury Ensemble, and world-music projects with crossover group Orbestra. As well as modern and baroque cello, Katherine plays bass violin, bass viol and bass guitar.

OUR MUSICIANS

Rachel Brown  flute and recorder

 

Adrian Butterfield  violin

 

Oliver Webber  violin

 

Clare Salaman  violin and hurdy-gurdy

 

Rachel Byrt  viola

 

Katherine Sharman  cello and gamba

 

Cecelia Bruggemeyer  double bass

 

Peter Buckoke double bass

 

Laurence Cummings  harpsichord and organ

LATEST NEWS

© London Handel Players  2015