Nicky began to learn the flute aged 7 through her local music centre in Essex. She studied for her degree at Canterbury Christ Church University College and moved to Cardiff in 2008 to study for her Masters Degree. She has taken part in various ensembles based in Kent including the Canterbury Orchestra and in South London, the All Saints Concert Band. She was also involved on a professional basis with the Mistral Quartet and Jasmine Music who regularly played for functions and weddings in the Kent area. As a soloist Nicky has worked with the Canterbury Orchestra performing both the Mozart Flute Concertos and the Flute & Harp Concerto in 2005 with the Harpist Camilla Pay. More recently, during her stay in Cardiff she has been involved with various ensembles including the Cardiff Camerata, a stepping stone orchestra for new professionals, RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, RWCMD Opera Orchestra and the Millennium Ensemble as well as working in smaller groups. She has also enjoyed working alongside other MA students, playing an active role in numerous recitals.In 2010 Nicky returned to Kent and intends to work alongside other instrumentalists, forming a number of small ensembles. Her most recent involvement with Canterbury Orchetra is as soloist in the Reinecke Flute Concerto in D for the June 2011 concert. Visit Nicky Catterwell's website for more information.
Sat 6th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
with Whitstable Dance
Tickets at £15 and £8 available from the Gulbenkian Box Office
Our Spring Concert introduces a collaboration with Whitstable Dance which will allow local young people to share the pleasure of performance with the Orchestra in a presentation of music and dance from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, The Nutcracker. The programme will focus on Act ii of the ballet in which the heroine, Clara, travels with the Prince (an erstwhile nutcracker) to the Land of Sweets where they are entertained. The Nutcracker is one of the Tchaikovsky's most popular compositions. The music contains some of his most memorable melodies including the Trepak and the famous Waltz of the Flowers and March, as well as the ubiquitous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet contains surprisingly advanced harmonies and a wealth of melodic invention. The atmosphere of magic and mystery is sustained by a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite Scheherazade, inspired by the tale of The Arabian Nights in which the Sultan’s wife deflects her imminent execution through skilful storytelling and eventually wins her reprieve. Like The Nutcracker, the music is adventurous and delightfully orchestrated.
Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?
If you would like the opportunity to play interesting music in a variety of styles and including some of the major symphonic repertoire, call Canterbury's Orchestra Manager Nicky Pound on 01304 812755 or email us.