Bowed verse

I have a wonderful poetry performance set with Cellist Katy Whittle. The cello is the perfect fit for my poetry as Katy weaves in emotional depth, rhythm and humour, achieving a richly layered collaboration to delight poetry and music lovers – something quite unique.

Poetry films with Katy playing cello:;;

About Cellist Kate Whittle: Katy studied the cello at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal College of Music with Jennifer Curtis, Steven Doane and Thomas Carroll. Since then, she has performed with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Palestine National Orchestra. In 2009, she spent an academic year teaching for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine. Chamber music is one of Katy’s passions and she has performed in various string quartets and duos in venues including the Victoria and Albert Museum, St-Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Central Hall. As well as her interest in orchestral and chamber music performance she has performed in theatre productions with the Cornucopia Theatre Company and Theatre Alive. She is delighted to be writing music to Cath Drake’s poetry.


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