One of Britain’s most internationally sought after soloists, Welsh ‘cellist Kathryn Price is performing to considerable world-wide critical acclaim. After her Wigmore Hall debut, she received a rave review from “The Strad” magazine, which included the comment that ‘she seems destined for greatness’. Her New York debuts at Carnegie Hall, and the Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center won equally rave reviews from the New York Times, and resulted in a schedule of worldwide travelling with concert tours throughout the USA, Europe, the Far East, and broadcasts for American and British radio and television. Two documentaries recently made about Kate have been shown on the BBC networks and American TV. Many new works have been commissioned especially for her by Arts Institutions both in Britain and the USA, and additionally, she also gave the World Premiere of the George Lloyd Cello Concerto in New York, which was nationally broadcast live in the USA. Future engagements in 2007/8 include tours to Spain, France, Switzerland, further concerts in the USA, the Far East, and the U.K. including appearances at the Wigmore Hall; television, and broadcasts for the B.B.C., and Spanish, French and American radio.
Kathryn has won numerous international prizes and awards for her playing. Additionally, she is the first person to hold the National Welsh American Foundation Scholarship on both sides of the Atlantic, and has been made an Ambassador of the Arts for Wales. Kathryn studied with the internationally renowned ‘cellist Lynn Harrell at the Piatigorsky Studio in Los Angeles , and was a student of the legendary William Pleeth in London. Kathryn owns four beautiful cellos, including a Gabrieli and a Rugeri ,and she plays on a bow made especially for her by Master Bowmaker, John Stagg of Bristol.