Violinist Kate Suthers leads the award-winning Artesian Quartet and enjoys a varied performance career around the UK. In May 2016 she was appointed Section Leader of Second Violins at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Kate studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Gyorgy Pauk before completing a further year as a CAVATINA Chamber Fellow as part of the Artesian Quartet. Alongside chamber music and the CBSO, Kate performs in principal roles with groups around the country, from the larger Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales to the smaller Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Scottish Ensemble. As part of her orchestral training Kate performed with both the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestras, toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra, recorded with Trevor Pinnock for Linn Records and received leadership mentoring from Clio Gould, Andrew Haveron and Zsolt Tihamer-Visontay.
As a soloist Kate has performed across the UK, including concerto performances at Cheltenham Festival and St-Martin-in-the-Fields. With her quartet she has played at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, and has bene?tted from the support of Park Lane Group and ChamberStudio @ Kings Place.
Born and raised in Sydney, Kate feels she is still adjusting to the weather in the UK despite living there for almost half her life. She is a keen baker and cook, a coffee fanatic, and, when time allows, an avid reader and traveller.
Kate played the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation’s Enrico Marchetti violin (Italy, 1900) in 2015-2018.