Katherine Bryan

Katherine Bryan

Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15. 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 recording of opera transcriptions, Silver Voice, was released in 2017.

Katherine won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School. 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 has premiered concertos written for her by Martin Suckling – which was recorded with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2020 – and Jay Capperauld.

Katherine has been Principal Flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra 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 tutor. Katherine regularly performs live on radio and television. In 2019, she was named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the top 6 international flute players of all time. She has run her own flute course on the banks of Loch Lomond.

She is a mother to Torben, 5, and runs The Drummond Craft Co, hand-making jewellery and accessories from polymer clay. 

Donate Online

Your support will help us to continue to retain artistic excellence and deliver meaningful creative learning projects in communities across Scotland.

Support our work