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 Solomon’s Knot, English Touring Opera, and the Feinstein Ensemble, and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2016-17. Kate also plays with Musica Poetica and Chelys Consort of Viols, and is a founder member of Ensemble Molière, who were finalists at the 2017 York International Young Artists Competition and ‘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 has also taken 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, and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Ceruleo and Ensemble Molière.