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Meet Katie Stillman!

Virtuoso violinist Katie Stillman is looking forward to leading the orchestra and string quartet in Glossop Music Festival! She is taking part in the Chamber Concert, Late Night Concert, Family Concert and leading the orchestra in the Closing Concert.

Described as playing with ‘panache and authority’ by The Strad, Canadian violinist Katie Stillman enjoys a multifaceted career as a chamber musician, soloist and now as Opera North's new Leader. During the past season, Katie has directed the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Manchester Camerata and Northern Chamber Orchestra as well as being a guest leader with Opera North for several productions.

She is first violinist of the Villiers Quartet, one of the leading string quartets in the UK known for their Late Beethoven cycle and for championing music by British composers. Recent acclaimed recordings include quartets by Ethel Smyth and Delius on the Naxos Label.

She has performed recitals throughout the UK at venues including the Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, and Wigmore Hall. Committed to educating the next generation, Katie has regularly performed in concerts for children in the acclaimed Bach to Baby series, has taught at Chetham’s School of Music and can be heard on the ABRSM violin syllabus which is distributed worldwide.

Winning the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition in Montreal at age sixteen, Katie came to the UK to study at the Royal Northern College of Music where she was awarded the John Manduell Prize for outstanding achievement. Katie plays a 1741 Nicolo Gagliano violin. She lives in the Peak District with her husband and two small children.

Tickets are still available for the Festival, book yours now!



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