Kate Risdon gained a BA (Hons) from the University of Leeds in 1992. She has since studied with Julie Wright, Atarah Ben-Tovim (MBE) and Patrick Williams and was awarded both LRSM (Instrumental Performance) and DIP (ABRSM) (Instrumental Teaching) with distinctions in 2011. She believes firmly in on-going professional development as both performer and teacher and continues to study, recently participating in a master class with Tasmin Little at Wigmore Hall, run in partnership with RNIB.
She is grateful to the Elizabeth Eagle Bott Memorial Fund and Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) who helped with the cost of her flute and examination fees. She has also benefitted from a number of workshops and seminars run by the RNIB Music Advisory Service.
As a teacher, she has over fifteen years’ experience of students of all ages and abilities. She took an active role in the musical life of her local village church for a number of years, running a choir and organising concerts for her flute choir Pan D’Harmonium - the biggest of which included nineteen flutes and five harps.
She has played many more formal recitals for music festivals and societies, including the Treasury Music Society, Stamford Music Society, Peterborough Cathedral, Belvoir Castle and stavovskedivadlo in Prague. Her forthcoming CD with pianist Fergus Black, together with a planned website, aims to promote her work providing the right music to suit all occasions.