Katrina Lee is a Yorkshire violinist, who began studying at the age of eight at the Kirklees Music School with Ralph Barker. In 2010 Katrina received a scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is now in her third year of a BMus, under the tutelage of Andrea Gajic.
During her time at the Conservatoire, she has won several awards including the Ian D Watt award, Robert Highgate Scholarship and the Governors’ Recital Prize for Strings. As a chamber musician, she also won this year’s Mabel Glover Prize for String Quartet and the Governors’ Recital Prize for Chamber, with the Leopold String Quartet. She has participated in masterclasses with Leland Chen, Ilya Gringolts, Gina McCormack, Jacqueline Shave, Takako Yamasaki and has attended masterclasses in Hungary and at the Lake District International Summer international festival.
She has enjoyed leading the Conservatoire’s orchestras on numerous occasions, including for the RCS production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, for the BA Modern Ballet Showcase, and the RCS String Ensemble. This year she also had the opportunity to perform alongside Nicola Benedetti in Bartok’sDivertimento for Strings. After successfully auditioning in 2011, Katrina joined the Scottish Ensemble’s 2012 tour and performed at the Wigmore Hall, alongside guest soloists Anthony Marwood and Lawrence Power.
This year she was awarded Kirklees Young Musician 2013 and performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra in London and at the Harpa Concert hall, Iceland. Katrina has also been successful in all the Conservatoire’s available apprenticeship schemes, playing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and she has also been successful in becoming a Scottish Ensemble Young Artist and will be touring with the ensemble this year.