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Kate first began learning the bassoon at 13 years of as a music scholarship student, after swapping from learning the clarinet. Following her schooling she continued to pursue her interest in, and love of the bassoon through a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Western Australia, later completing her Honours (First Class) in Orchestral Performance at the University of Tasmania.  During her tertiary studies she performed locally, interstate and internationally with a number of ensembles, including the Australian Youth Orchestra and the West Australian Youth Orchestra, performing under the baton of Peter Moore OAM, Arvo Volmer, Vladimir Verbitsky, Ennio Morricone and other notable conductors, and following tertiary studies, participated in international orchestral training programs in Europe before returning to Perth.

Kate currently teaches bassoon at a number of schools across Perth, and performs as a freelance bassoonist in chamber and orchestral settings regularly with various groups, including Perth Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She loves playing the contrabassoon at any opportunity, and is strongly passionate about chamber music and music education, having also moved into a classroom teaching and ensemble direction. Kate looks forward to engaging further with the local double reed community in her role as West Australian State Representative of the ADRS.