- Instrument: Violin
Katrina Lee is a Yorkshire violinist, who began studying from the age of eight at the Kirklees Music School with Ralph Barker. In 2010, Katrina received a scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating with first class honours in 2014 and masters in 2016 under the tutelage of Andrea Gajic receiving the highest mark for her final recital.
During her time at the Conservatoire, she won several awards including the Ian D Watt award, Hilda Bailey Prize, Robert Highgate Scholarship, Governors’ Recital Prize for Strings and Chamber Music, Mabel Glover Prize for String Quartet as well as prizes outside; the Musicians company Goldman award in 2015, scholarship from the Stephen Bell charitable trust and an award at the Queen Sophie Charlotte international competition in Germany.
After joining the Scottish Ensemble 2012 tour performing with Anthony Marwood at the Wigmore Hall, Katrina was also selected Scottish Ensemble Young Artist in 2013 and 2015 with opportunities playing with Lawrence Power and joining the ensemble in residencies around Scotland.
Katrina was appointed the Principal 2nd Violin position with Scottish Ballet in February 2017 and has enjoyed learning all of the rich ballet repertoire including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and most recently ‘Highland Fling’. She now looks forward to the winter season of Prokofiev’s Cinderella.
As well as orchestral playing, Katrina loves chamber music and is in the Brodick String Quartet and the Escocia duo, a Violin and Classical Guitar duo. Her playing work has taken her to lots of countries including most recent the Lincoln Centre in New York. Other places include China, South America, Hong Kong, Canada, Iceland, Italy and Prague.
Katrina plays on a modern violin (2003) based on a Guaneri del Gesu by Andrew Fairfax and a bow (1955) by Louis Henri Gillet.
Musicians’ Company Award: David Goldman 2015
Page Updated: May 2018