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Katherine Watson began learning the flute and piccolo at age 10, in a community marching band for children in Lindsay, ON. She went on to study flute performance at the University of Toronto, The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, and at McGill University. Her teachers included Leslie Newman in Toronto, and Timothy Hutchins, the principal flutist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Before having relocated to Vancouver, BC, Katherine had established herself as a prominent orchestral and contemporary flutist in Toronto and Southern Ontario. She has premiered dozens of new compositions featuring the flute and has recorded live for CBC radio and appeared in several films and on several soundtracks including Pompeii (2014) and Brad’s Status (2017).
A former member of Charm of Finches, Canada’s only professional flute quintet, Katherine has also performed with the London Sinfonietta, the Kingston Symphony, the Niagara Symphony, the Mandel Philharmonic, the Ontario Philharmonic, the Peterborough Symphony, and Orchestre de l’Agora in Montreal. She has appeared on stage with great musical groups such as Il Divo, Josh Groban, and Sarah Brightman.
As a teacher, Katherine is recognized by parents for her abilities to discover what makes children interested in music and has been known to tailor each student’s lesson to suit their needs and goals. She believes that finding a student’s innate passion will ignite a life-long love for learning and musical discovery. She is a Kinderflute-trained teacher, with a great passion for teaching young beginner flutists as young as four years old!
When Katherine is not teaching or playing flute, she can be found training for running races, or listening to audiobooks about adventures while knitting.