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Katy Whittle (neé Sharpe)



  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Palestine National Orchestra (Sub Principal)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • London Musical Arts Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Kings Chamber Orchestra
  • Oxford Philomusica
  • Brighton Philharmonic
  • Guildford Philharmonic
  • Apollo Ensemble of Bath
  • Westminster Festival Orchestra (Sub Principal)
  • Greenbelt Festival Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Professional Access Scheme
  • Opera Orchestra at Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano               


  • Palmer Ensemble: concerts and creative workshops (2015- )
  • Poetry and Cello Duo: Improvisations to selected poems, Cath Drake (2013- 2014)
  • BBC Radio 4 Solo improvisations on Sunday Worship (2012)
  • La Follia Flute and Cello duo: Baroque and Contemporary Music (2012-2014)
  • Opus String Quartet – Member (2010-2011)
  • Fandango Quartet – music and movement performances - Member (2007-2010)
  • Solo engagements include: Thomas Demenga masterclass at the International Cello Festival (2006), St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Victoria and Albert Museum 


  • Cornucopia Theatre Company: Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg, Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Elizabethan Dance Music
  • Theatre Alive: Phaedra by Yannis Ritsos, improvised music for gamelan and cello directed by Andrew Visnevski


Royal College of Music, 2005-2007 (PGDip in Cello Performance)
Thomas Carroll - professor

Royal Northern College of Music, 2001-2005(BMus in cello performance – 2:1) 
Jenny Curtis - professor

Eastman School of Music, USA, 2004 (exchange) 
Steven Doane- professor

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