Katie Bamford

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composer | pianist

Katie Bamford is a composer and pianist from Northern Ireland. She graduated from Durham University in 2016 with a First Class BA (Hons) in music, having specialised in composition and performance, and attained an MPhil in Music Composition from Trinity College Dublin in 2017. She is currently a PhD student in Composition at the University of York where she is a Sir Jack Lyons Research Scholar. In recent years she has been a winner of the 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition, a Guest Composer at the University of Southampton and a selected participant for the 2019 Fusion Film Scoring Workshop in Thessaoniki, Greece. Her music has had performances in New York, Los Angeles, Ireland and the UK and has been broadcasted on Texas Public Radio and BBC Radio 3. Her choral work is now being published by Cailíno. She has a DipLCM in piano performance and was a finalist in the 2013 Catherine Judge Memorial award. She plays at weddings and events and has experience accompanying for exams, auditions, rehearsals, masterclasses and festivals.

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Indie, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk, Funk rock, Avant garde, Light music, Easy listening, Experimental, Ragtime, Blues, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Latin jazz, Post rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Transcription, Producer, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£240
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£340


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Mark A, 11 months ago

Katie was an excellent pianist with great personality and perfect for our day. Many thanks Katie. Katie & Mark