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.


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


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