Kathryn wearing glasses and a pale hate with white, pink and yellow flowers Kathryn Rose was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and studied music from the age of four. She composed her first piano piece at the age of seven and started playing the horn at eleven, winning a medal in a provincial music festival when she was only twelve. She studied horn and piano at the University of Lethbridge, Canada before moving to London in the year 2000. In London she studied with Julian Baker before attending Trinity College of Music, where she studied horn with Stephen Stirling and Roger Montgomery, and jazz with Jim Rattigan and Mark Bassey.

In London, Kathryn has performed several solo recitals as both horn player and pianist, and acted as musical director for various community dramatic productions. She has also performed on serpent and tenor cor and busked on the London Underground. from 2010 to 2016 she was Director of Music at St Andrew’s Church, Leytonstone, where several of her works have been sung; other churches that have used her music include St John’s Edinburgh, St Paul’s Cathedral London, Southwark Cathedral, and St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. In April 2014 her work was selected to be included in a community songbook, “Sing For Our Planet”, and in 2015 one of her hymns was featured in a hymnody workshop at the London Festival of Contemporary Choral Music. She is currently studying contemporary sacred choral composition at the University of Aberdeen with Professor Paul Mealor.

Kathryn has a strong interest in making music more readily available to the general public and is passionate about removing barriers to access. She has organized performances of public-domain music aimed at raising awareness of copyright and intellectual property issues from the perspective of audience, performers and composers.

Kathryn might eventually get around to updating this page in first person, enjoys cycling, adores cats, and hates punctures.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Kathryn
    Sorry to contact you via your website.
    I have had a total technology meltdown.
    Lost emails and mobile numbers.
    Just thinking about a pre Christmas tuning visit.
    Do send me a text!! (or something).
    Best wishes as ever,

    (edited to remove phone number from public comment)

  2. Dear Kathryn, I just heard from your Mom about the upcoming nuptuals. Best wishes. I always ask your Mom about you when we talk; she is so proud of you ( as am I).
    take care and all my love!!

  3. Hi Kathryn, I was interested to read about you. I was living at Mile End when I was at Trinity College of Music as a Junior exhibitioner and then full time student. I taught in the Mile End area for a while , then moved to the isle of Skye, where I was the founder conductor of the young musicians orchestra… Then moved to the Isle of Lewis, getting involved in youth music initiative… Now, I am teaching music in India… Always interested in making music accessible to as many people as possible. I am also an organist.

  4. Preciosa la musica sacra en latìn. y sobre todo es sublime para la Sma. Virgen y Nuestro Señor. Muchas gracias.
    Ines Marìa Castellano

  5. Hello Kathryn, I have two singers performing your setting of Crux fidelis for a Stations of the Cross program next week, and I’m wondering if you might be able to forward me your birth year for the program? We love the setting, and thank you for making this available on CPDL!

  6. Hi Kathryn
    We are doing your Sonnet 27 (from CPDL) on a concert this weekend. Could you (or does anyone know) send along your birth year for the program?
    Thanks so much.
    Vince Edwards
    ARtistic Director
    Collegium Ancora
    Providence RI

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