Combining period and modern performance, violist Katie Yap’s love of music was fostered in the school music programs of her hometown Brisbane. She plays regularly with ensembles including the Australian World Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Van Diemen’s Band, and has joined groups like the Academy of Ancient Music overseas. She is a founding member of the Chrysalis Harp Trio and Wattleseed Ensemble, and has played with groups including the Australian String Quartet and Ironwood Ensemble. She is the viola teacher at Monash University.

Katie’s own creative projects combine modern and baroque chamber and folk music to tell stories. As a finalist in the 2019 Freedman Fellowship, she developed a regional touring concert for baroque string trio called ‘HOME’, which will tour in 2021.