Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15 with the orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She has since performed as soloist with orchestras around the world.
Katherine's debut solo recording of concertos was released to great acclaim in 2010. She was nominated for an International Classical Music Award in 2011. Further to this success, Katherine recorded another disc of concertos, which includes the first British recording of the concerto by Christopher Rouse. Her third album, 'Silver Bow', a collection of violin transcriptions for flute and orchestra, was released in September 2015. Her latest recording of Opera transcriptions ‘Silver Voice’, recorded for Chandos Records, was released in 2017.
Katherine won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School, New York. She was also a prize winner at the Royal Overseas League Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists 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.
Katherine is Principal Flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a position she has held since she was just 21. She has played as Guest Principal flute with orchestras throughout the UK and across the world. She is in great demand as a teacher, and tutors for both the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Great Britain, as well as running her own International Flute Course. Katherine has performed live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and BBC television. In 2019, she was named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the top 6 international flute players of all time.