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Catherine Kontz

Catherine was born in Luxembourg but now lives and works in London. She studied composition with Roger Redgate, the piano with John Tilbury and Michele Ries and the cello with Ivan Andrews. In 2008, she was awarded a PhD in Composition by Goldsmiths College, University of London. Catherine is an experimental composer who uses a mix of traditional and graphic scoring methods and works in a variety of genres including contemporary opera and performance art. She has composed works for voice, toy pianos, massed harps, orchestra and the glass harmonica. She is an active performer and one half of critically acclaimed experimental pop duo French For Cartridge. Catherine has been commissioned for new works by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Rational Rec/London, Chetham’s School of Music, Centre National de L’Audiovisuel/Luxembourg and Banque Centrale de Luxembourg. Her work has been performed extensively throughout Europe.


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