Kathryn Jourdan

Kathryn studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, then viola as a postgraduate with Simon Rowland Jones at the Royal Northern College of Music. She taught violin and coached chamber music ensembles at Chetham’s School of Music, and was a practice supervisor with special pastoral responsibility for 11-14 year olds. She freelanced with Manchester Camerata, BBC Philharmonic and various chamber groups.

From 1990-95 she was a member of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, working with Simon Rattle and taking an active role in the orchestra’s outreach work. She then returned to Cambridge to train as a secondary music teacher whilst playing in a London-based string quartet for three years. In 1998 she moved to Edinburgh, where she freelances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She recently completed a PhD in the philosophy of music education based in the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University.

Kathryn Jourdan


BA Hons, PG Dip, PGCE, MEd, PhD


Academic Music


Pre-U Academic Music



Additional Responsibilities

Chamber Music