Kathryn Williams is a flutist and educator based in the UK. Recent highlights include performances with Distractfold Ensemble, House of Bedlam, Ensemble Voix Nouvelles, concertos with Manchester Camerata and Dayton Philharmonic, and with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, The Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Nonclassical, and Sinfonia Cymru. Kathryn's current solo project, Coming Up for Air, commissions new pieces limited to a one breath each and has been selected for YCAT Sounding Board Project Mentoring.
As a music educator Kathryn specialises in experimental performance practice and early-years education. Recently this has included guest lecturing at the Royal Northern College of Music and The Ohio State University, and contributing to courses for Aldeburgh Young Musicians, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and Yorkshire Young Musicians. As a Live Music Now soloist, Kathryn regularly delivers workshops and performances in a wide variety of settings including care homes, special-needs schools, and a long-term residency at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Kathryn also works with Peoplescape Theatre as an actor/musician/composer for The Silent Songbird, a new touring show created for ages 3-7 as part of Chester Zoo's Sing for Songbirds campaign.
Kathryn earned a BMus, MMus, and International Artist Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music with teachers Peter Lloyd, Richard Davis, Katherine Baker, Stephen Preston, Karin de Fleyt and others. Prizes include RNCM Bach Prize, RNCM Concerto Competition (on two occasions), British Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and National Foundation for Arts Award (USA). She is currently studying for a PhD in Performance at Huddersfield University.