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  • Ikon Arts Management

  • ABOUT

    One of the worlds most outstanding young flute soloists, Katherine Bryan is known for her virtuosic,

    expressive performances and exceptionally rich, warm tone. She has appeared with BBC Philharmonic,

    Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Halle, Nurnberger Symphoniker, New York Philharmonic

    and English Baroque orchestras, as well as the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (with Daniel Harding)

    when just 15 years old.

    A winner of the prestigious Audi Music Competition, Katherine initially studied at Chetham's School of

    Music, Manchester, and won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School in New York, where

    she won the four-yearly flute concerto competition. She was a prize winner at the Royal Overseas

    League Music Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists International Competition in New

    York, and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She

    was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society, and at age 21 was ap-

    pointed Principal Flute with the RSNO.

    Katherine's debut solo recording was released to great acclaim in September 2010, featuring concerti by

    Nielsen and Liebermann, Poulenc Sonata (orch Berkeley) and Hue Fantasie with the Royal Scottish Na-

    tional Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel. Further to this success, Katherine released a further disc of

    concertos in May 2013, including works by Ibert, Martin and Rouse, which was celebrated by a launch at

    National Geographic London Store as part of the Cultural Calendar. Katherine's recording of the Rouse

    Concerto is the first ever British recording. Her third album, Silver Bow, described by The Scotsman as

    "a breathtaking package" is a collection of transcriptions of music for violin and orchestra and was re-

    leased in September 2015. It was chosen as one of Classic FM's top 20 albums of 2015.

    Katherine appears frequently on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC television.

    Ikon Arts Management

  • REVIEWS "A breathtaking package" The Scotsman

    "Bryan has intellect and comprehensive musical resource including expressively in endless supply. She is a

    great musician, a wonderful communicator..."

    The Herald

    Exuberance of spirit coupled with the mellowness of her golden timbre lend the first movement a light-

    ness, energy and mellifluous fluency, with the rich sonority of her flutes lower register coming into its

    own Gramophone

    Katherine Bryan invests in what she plays with heart and soul.

    The Times

    "Bryan is a remarkable name among the few flutists building an international solo career. She has reached

    such a level of effortless and natural music making... creating an exceptionally rich colour spectrum"

    Helsinki Sanomat

    Her playing of Debussys Syrinx, the ne plus ultra of the solo flute repertoire, is exquisitely eloquent

    Gramophone

    Bryan produces a performance of the highest quality, with plenty of unforced poetry but no syrupy senti-

    mentality

    International Record Review

    The programme is varied, all the better to show off the many facets of her playing: her range of timbres,

    her flawless passage work, and her ability to switch between moods and styles at a moment's notice

    as it goes on the music just keeps getting better and better

    MusicWeb International

    Ikon Arts Management

  • RECORDINGS

    http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-

    katherine-bryan-plays-rouse-and-ibert-

    concertos.aspx

    http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-

    silver-bow.aspx

    http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-liebermann-concerto-for-flute-and-orchestra-and-works-by-hue-nielsen-poulenc-katherine-bryan.aspx

    REPERTOIRE

    ORCHESTRAL

    In addition to core flute concertos:

    Arnold - Concerti

    Bernstein - Halil

    Blavet - Concerti

    Bourne - Carmen Fantasy

    Chaminade - Concertino

    Dvorak (arr Bryan) - Romance in F minor op 11

    Griffes - Poeme

    Hu - Fantasie

    Ibert - Concerto

    Jolivet - Concerto

    Khachaturian - Violin Concerto (Arr. for flute)

    Liebermann - Concerto

    Martin - Ballade

    Massenet - Meditation from Thas

    Mercadante - Concerto

    Mendelssohn (Arr. Bryan) - Violin Concerto

    Mozart - Concerti in Dmaj and GMaj and flute/harp

    Nielsen - Concerto

    Poulenc (Arr. Berkeley) - Sonata

    Reinecke - Concerto

    Rouse - Concerto

    Saint-Saens (Arr. Bryan) - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

    Saint-Saens - Romance

    Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen

    Suckling - Concerto (new commission 2017)

    Vaughan-Willams (Arr. Bryan) - The Lark Ascending

    Vivaldi - Concerti

    Katherine Bryan is repre-sented by

    Ikon Arts Management www.ikonarts.com

    RECITAL

    In addition to core solo flute repertoire:

    Brahms - Sonata in Eb for clarinet (Arr Bryan)

    Connesson - Le Rire de Sarai

    Copland - Duo for Flute & Piano

    Drdla - Serenade

    Dvorak - Sonatina in G

    Dvorak - Romance

    Gade - Tango Jealousie Fantasia

    Liebermann - Sonata

    Massenet - Meditation from Thas

    Paganini - Caprice no 24

    Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen

    Schoenfield - Slovakian Childrens Songs

    For full list please see www.ikonarts.com

    Holly Skelton - Director [email protected]

    +44 (0)20 7354 9199 www.ikonarts.com

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