Bircher, Katy

Katy Bircher is established as a specialist of early flutes and as such has worked with most of the UK-based early music groups in repertoire ranging from Dowland to Wagner. As a soloist she has performed alongside Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Robert Levin, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Nigel North, and has played concertos with the Kings Consort, La Serenissima, Florilegium and Concerto Copenhagen, appearing in concerts across Europe, the United States and the Far East.

In 2007 Katy took part in a world-wide tour and award -winning recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos under the direction of Trevor Pinnock. As principal flute of the Gabrieli Consort and Players she has contributed to many other award - winning recordings, notably Bach's Easter Oratorio and St Matthew Passion, and Mozart's C minor Mass and Haydn’s Creation on the Deutsche Grammophon label.               

Katy teaches baroque flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has given masterclasses in the UK and abroad.