COMPOSER | WRITER | PERFORMER | MAKER
Kate is a Composer, Sound Designer, Writer, Singer/Songwriter, Musical Director, Musical Arranger, Actor and Vocal Coach based in London.
Kate gained a Bachelor of Music degree with a Composition major at King's College London, under the tuition of classical composers Robert Keeley and Silvina Milstein, and then trained as a singer/actor at the Royal Academy Of Music.
Kate was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2018.
She was the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Lyric Hammersmith In 2018-19.
For stage, credits as Composer and/or Sound Designer include sell-out new play AGREEMENT (Lyric Belfast, Michael Grandage Company; 2023), a filmed dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's feminist A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN (London Library Literary Festival and screened at Rio Cinema Dalston; 2022/23), contemporary dance live audio story FRAGMENTS (NYC; 2021), ANAHERA (Finborough Theatre; European premier 2019), and ABANDON (Lyric Hammersmith; Best Composer Stage Debut Award nomination 2017).
Other recent work in music for stage includes FURY AND ELYSIUM (Musical Dramaturg - The Other Palace; 2023), BLOOD HARMONY (Musical Director & Musical Arrangements - ThickSkin for The Lowry, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh & UK tour; music by The Staves; 2022), KAN YAMA KAN (Music Associate to composer Paul Clark - Riyadh Festival; The Anthology Group; dir./choreo. Will Tuckett; 2022), ENTER ACHILLES (Vocal Coach - DV8/Ballet Rambert; world tour incl Sadler's Wells; dir./choreo. Lloyd Newson; 2020), MUSIK (Vocal Coach - Assembly Rooms Edinburgh/Leicester Square Theatre; dir. Josh Seymour, writer Jonathan Harvey, music by Pet Shop Boys; 2019/20), LEAVE TO REMAIN (Music Producer for Stage, Musical Arrangements & Musical Director - Lyric Hammersmith; dir./choreo. Robby Graham, writer Matt Jones, music by Kele Okereke (Bloc Party); 2019), and FATHERLAND (Musical Director & Vocal Arrangements - Frantic Assembly for Manchester Royal Exchange for MIF & Lyric Hammersmith for LIFT; dir. Scott Graham, writer Simon Stephens, music by Karl Hyde (Underworld) & music producer Matthew Herbert; 2017/18).
Other projects currently in development include two musicals co-created with Alex Young (both Book, Lyrics & Music): IN MARRAKECH - in development with Concord Theatricals, and ROBYN AND LAURA - in development with Grey Area Productions.
Own projects include MOTH (Book, Lyrics & Music), originally funded & supported in development by Lyric Hammersmith, Mercury Musical Developments
& Musical Theatre Network (2019), in collaboration with Luke Brown Dance.
Kate won the LEH Emerging Talent Award in 2020. Other awards include S & S Award 2015 (for HERE, a musical co-created with Alex Young, in conjunction with Curve Leicester & Mercury Musical Developments). Kate and Alex were also 2019 finalists in classical song competition Composium (in association with PRS for Music, for Cheltenham Music Festival).