Catherine Underhill

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Professional and versatile woodwind musician (oboe and cor anglais specialist) based in London

Catherine is a versatile, reliable and accomplished musician. Catherine gained a first-class BA (Hons) from University of Southampton in 2015 where she studied oboe and cor anglais with Andrew Knights and was the founding member of Knights Double Reeds. She enjoys playing in a variety of styles and settings, from playing in symphony orchestras, as a soloist to performing in pit bands doubling on saxophone(s) and clarinet. Catherine has performed with University of Southampton Symphony, Chamber and Wind Orchestra’s, the Rehearsal Orchestra, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, at venues including: Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton St John Smith's Square, London Sir Henry Wood Hall, London Cadogan Hall, London. She has played in a number of musical theatre and opera performances including Oliver!, West Side Story (NYMT), G&S Pirates of Penzance, The Wedding Singer, Cabaret and YMBBT at the following theatre’s across of the UK: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Palace Theatre, Watford Beck Theatre, Hayes Barbican Theatre, Plymouth Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, Belfast Nuffield Theatre, Southampton As well as doubling, she has worked as an Assistant Musical Director for YMT and assistant for their orchestra (YMTO). She has travelled abroad and performed with orchestras in Amsterdam, Belgium and France. Catherine has undertaken masterclasses with oboists including Gareth Hulse and is now studying with Adrian Rowlands. Catherine is based in London is able to travel.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Dancer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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