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Kate Lindon


Professional Orchestral

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Philharmonia Orchestra 
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra 
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Northern Sinfonia – including trial for sub-principal 2nd violin
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Lancashire Sinfonietta
  • London Concertante
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • English Sinfonia
  • English National Orchestra
  • New Professionals String Orchestra – No.2 2nd violin
  • Goldberg Ensemble
  • Manchester Camerata


  • Hallé Professional Experience Scheme
  • RNCM Repertoire Orchestra • Chamber Orchestra • Symphony Orchestra – principal 2nd
  • Cityside Sinfonia – guest principal 2nd
  • International Musical Artists Institute String Orchestra (USA) – leader/co-leader/principal 2nd
  • The Purcell School Chamber Orchestra – principal 2nd
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Chamber Music

  • Chamber Domaine
  • The Manus Ensemble (Piano Quintet)
  • Liquid Architecture (Octet) – Royal Festival Hall/Martin Musical Scholarship recital
  • Jigsaw Players – concert series
  • Manchester Ensemble
  • Goldberg Ensemble
  • Heath String Quartet – founder & member (2002-2007)
    • Collaborations with the contemporary group ‘Psappha’ and the Reg Vardy Brass Band
    • Geneva International String Quartet Competition – Finalists (2006)
    • Purcell room debut concert
    • Performance in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, South-Africa
    • Live BBC Radio 3 Proms performance – Royal Albert Hall
    • Finalists in Royal Overseas League Competition (2005)
  • Supported by Countess of Munster Recital Scheme • Making Music • Park Lane Group Young Artists Series • The Tunnell Trust Recital Scheme • Musicians Benevolent Fund • the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

“The Heath Quartet displayed a rare musicality…A keen interpretive insight combined with refined playing, this is one of the most interesting young quartets I have heard in recent years”                                          The Strad Magazine

“ A mysterious alchemy that turns four people into a unity called a string quartet”          The Telegraph

Education Work

  • Northern Sinfonia – Education Workshops
  • Chamber Music Professor at Junior GSMD and deputy professor of violin
  • Workshops for Strathgarry Outreach Education Programme
  • Resident Quartet Fellowship  at LDSM
  • Coaching chamber music at RNCM
  • Chetham’s School of Music – Practice Supervisor


  • Tunnel Trust Award (2006)
  • The Lawrence Turner and Sir John Barbirolli Prize (2006)
  • Hirsch Prize for Chamber Music (2006)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Ensemble Award (2005)
  • The Nossek Prize (2004)
  • The Laurin and Arthur Glaze Trust Scholarship for PGDip
  • Goldberg Fellowship to IMAI (2002/2003)
  • RNCM Entrance Award (2000)
  • Music and Ballet Scheme Scholarship to The Purcell School (1998)


  • St Endellion Festival (founder Richard Hickox)
  • Recontres Musicales di Figeac, France (Jacqueline Ross)
  • Britten-Pears 20th International Academy of String Quartets (Alban Berg Quartet)
  • MBF Quartet in Residence LDSM (teaching performing and participating)
  • Course of Musical Perfection, Oviedo, Spain (Yossi Zivoni)
  • International Musical Arts Institute (Maine, USA)
  • The Purcell School Summer Chamber Music Course
  • International Summer Academy of Belgium (Yossi Zivoni)
  • The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Jacqueline Ross • Gabor Takacs-Nagy • Alasdair Tait • Hannah Roberts • Alan George (Fitzwilliam Quartet) • Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet) • Eric Rosenblith • Ben Sayevich • Catherine Yates • Anthony Marwood • Stephanie Gonley • Alban Berg Quartet • Australian Quartet • Gould Trio • Lindsay Quartet • Chilingirian Quartet • LaSalle Quartet • Sorrel Quartet • Dutch String Quartet Academy • New Zealand Quartet • Regular masterclasses with the Endellion Quartet


  • Royal Northern College of Music – BMus (hons) & PGdip (2000 – 2006)
  • The Purcell School of Music – A-level grade A, B & C (1998 – 2000)

Professors:  Jan Repko • Yossi Zivoni • Christopher Rowland (chamber music) • Felicity Lipman

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