Katrina Emtage

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Cork Ireland
Freelance professional flute player. Highly experienced chamber and contemporary music player, specialist in alto and bass.

Katrina Emtage had her first musical training in Sydney, Australia, winning several competitions including being a finalist in the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s prestigious Instrumental and Vocal Competition at the age of 19 The award of a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee scholarship allowed her to continue her studies in Vienna where she then lived and worked as a freelance musician for 13 years. During this time she completed an MA at the Vienna Academy of Music studying with the principal flute of the Vienna Philharmonic, Wolfgang Schulz and attended master classes with many other well-known flute-players including Aurele Nicolet, William Bennett and Robert Dick She has toured extensively in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia with many orchestras and chamber groups both as soloist and as an ensemble member. With the contemporary music ensemble Klangforum Wien she played at many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe including Darmstadt and the Salzburg Festival and played a production of Pierrot Lunaire at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She also recorded the work of Hans Zender, Giacinto Scelsi and Jean Barraqué As a founding member of the Vienna Pocket Opera she participated in the commissioning of new music theatre works and collaborated with composers Peter Maxwell-Davies, Simon Holt, Georg-Friedrich Haas and Beat Furrer on productions of their works. She currently teaches flute at the Cork School of Music and the County Cork School of Music and has a keen interest in Irish traditional music, pottery and sailing. From July 2013 - August 2016 she sailed around the world from Ireland to Greece crossing the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Electronic, Traditional church music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Traditional Irish folk, Originals, Avant garde, Acoustic, World music
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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