Catherine was born in South Korea and spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. She first started learning at the age of five. She has fond memories of great lessons with inspiring teachers growing up shaping my creativity and musical understanding. She has also given cello classes at Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music in Havana, Cuba.
Catherine attended the Purcell School before moving to Germany where I studied for my Diploma. I gained a Bachelor of Music degree from City of Basel Music Academy in Switzerland and Master of Music degree from the University of Music & Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany, graduating with the highest honours for both degrees. She successfully finished her Postgraduate Artist Diploma studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Catherine has performed in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, St James's Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, National Portrait Gallery, King’s Place, the Royal Opera House and the South Bank Centre. I regularly participate and perform in many other international music festivals all over the world.
She plays a wide range of repertoire, including classical, jazz, latin & pop. My session works include recording at the Abbey Road Studios and RAK Studio London. Having close ties to her Korean heritage, she has played in the Embassy Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields supported by the South Korean Embassy, Korean Music Festival in London as well as organising fundraising concerts for European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea.
Her performing style, which follows a mix of German, Russian and French tradition, has been crafted by studying with many of today's leading cellists including Gustav Rivinius, Ivan Monighetti, Elena Cheah, Leonid Gorokhov and Ulrich Voss.
Further artistic development came from participating in masterclasses with highly acclaimed artists including David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Ralph Kirshbaum, Eduard Brunner, Frans Helmerson, Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Walter Grimmer, Trols Svane, Maria Kliegel, Stefan Litwin and Zvi Carmeli. I have also been a selected musician for the Concordia Foundation and Music in Hospitals.