Kate Conway studied baroque cello and viol with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction, after gaining First class honours in Classics from Jesus College, Cambridge. She has performed with Fretwork, Solomon’s Knot, Ludus Baroque, and the Feinstein Ensemble, and has been selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2016-17. Kate is also a member of Royal Baroque, who were Finalists at the 2015 York International Young Artists Competition, and Ensemble Molière, who are ‘Future Baroque’ artists at the 2017 London Festival of Baroque Music.
A keen chamber musician, Kate was twice awarded the RAM Nancy Nuttall Ensemble Prize, and was a recipient of the D Day Fund Award and Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize for Consort Music. She participated in RAM concerts directed by Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless and Laurence Cummings, and regularly played continuo for the Kohn Bach Cantatas series, most notably alongside the Thomanerchor Leipzig. She also took part in masterclasses at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival and RCM Festival of Viols, performing to Christophe Coin, Alison Crum, Vittorio Ghielmi and Paolo Pandolfo. More recently, projects have included concerts at the Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre and King’s Place, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Ceruleo and Ensemble Molière, and education workshops with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.