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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

Qualifications

BA Hons, PG Dip, PGCE, MEd, PhD


Faculties

Strings
Academic Music


Subject

Pre-U Academic Music


Instrument

Viola


Additional Responsibilities

Chamber Music