Kate Read, is a member of the Atlantic String Quartet and Principal Violist in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. In 2004 Kate won a position with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London, England where she was a member for 6 years. Kate also regularly played with the renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2011 Kate moved to the north of Norway to play with chamber group MiNensemblet, with performances both in Norway and internationally. Kate joined Dark by Five, resident ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music in 2015. In the spring of 2015 Kate commissioned, produced, performed and created the visuals for multimedia work IcElation, which premiered at Memorial University of NL. Previously, Kate was co-producer of multimedia Ensemble Meduse, and has collaborated with Arkora (Canada), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, and Opera North (UK). Kate is sessional Viola professor at Memorial University.
How many years have you been with the NSO?
Who is your favourite composer?
I have too many to count!
What's the best NSO concert you have seen or been a part of?
Quite possibly the disco show from last season 🙂 I’m also quite partial to the ASQ recital series.