Award winning Cellist Katherine Philp performs across a vast range of musical
styles and settings, and works for some of Australia’s leading arts companies and
festivals. She is currently the principal cellist of Camerata – Queensland’s
Chamber Orchestra, a member of Kurilpa String Quartet, member of
contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano, performs with the Queensland
Symphony Orchestra, and tours extensively for Musica Viva’s educational
program. She appears regularly as both a soloist and ensemble member at
festivals such as Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Woodford Folk
Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber
Music, Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music, Queensland Music Festival and the
annual Festival of Tibet at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
More recently, Katherine has become increasingly acknowledged for her
performance of new music, and has undertaken study with
Rohan de Saram and Lucas Fels – both the former and current cellists of the
Arditti String Quartet. She has performed and studied in India, Austria,
Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France, taken part in Impuls Academy (Austria) and the
International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (Germany), and recently
received an award for Best Performer, playing Berio’s Sequenza XIV at the San
Marino New Music Project.