Katie Jackson

Violin

Katie is the founding member of Korda String Quartet and has enjoyed the roles of managing director and 1st violinist since 2009. She has a wealth of experience in the wedding and entertainment industry and can be on hand to help with any planning needs from initial enquiry right through to the event itself.

Katie was born on the Isle of Man and began playing the violin aged 12. She became leader of the Manx Youth Orchestra and a member of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra. In 2004 she began studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Katie Hull (Scottish Opera) winning several prizes including the Bessie Spence violin prize, the Willie and Betty MacPherson prize and the Mabel Glover Prize for chamber music. After graduating in 2008 with first class honours, she moved to London to study for a masters degree with Krysia Osostowicz (Dante String Quartet) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she participated in many exciting projects including a recital at the Wigmore Hall and a recording session in the Abbey Road Studios. On returning to Glasgow, Katie started Korda String Quartet and enjoys a busy freelance career along side this.

An experienced orchestral musician, Katie enjoys freelance work with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Opera and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She is a former leader of the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra in London and of Camerata Scotland and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.