Katharine Gowers

You can hear Katharine playing romantic violin sonatas  on Sunday 29th September in Lawford, and playing the great masterwork Schubert's Quintet on Thursday 4th October in Fordham.

BOOK TICKETS TO HEAR KATHARINE - please book early as both concerts will sell out soon.

“the tonal splendour and controlled passion of a Kyung Wha Chung”
The Sunday Times

Katharine is one of the most wonderful musicians I have come across, and for years has been top of my list of people to invite to the festival. She has a big solo career, playing concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, the BBC Big Band and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and touring the world with Nigel Kennedy and the English Chamber Orchestra playing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto.

“Gowers’s willingness to take risks pays dividends time and time again…”
The Strad

Kathy has recorded for EMI Classics and has frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and across many other European networks, performing chamber music with Alfred Brendel, Imogen Cooper, Steven Kovacevich, Steven Isserlis, Denes Varjon and Lars Vogt. She has appeared at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Aldeburgh Proms, and at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Salzburg, Bath, Lucerne, Delft, Vancouver, City of London, Heimbach, Tresanton, Plush, Spoleto and Oxford festivals. She regularly attends the Open Chamber Music seminar at IMS Prussia Cove.

“lovely, delicate, enthralling performances.”

Katharine Gowers studied with David Takeno at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music, with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and with Joey Corpus in New York.

“[...] The Lark Ascending, given radiantly unsentimental flight at the hands of Katharine Gowers…”
The Times