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Catherine Fleming

Catherine combines work as a teacher of the Alexander Technique with her career as a musician. She studied the Alexander Technique with the late Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London (the longest established training school in the world) graduating in July 2005, and has continued her study of AT with John Nicholls, Ilana Machover, Elizabeth Walker and Harry Walton.

Catherine graduated from the University of Hull in 1995 with a BMus Honours degree and was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize in Music (for the highest performance recital mark). Catherine was then invited to remain in Hull as a specialist recorder tutor for the music department. She undertook postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Pamela Thorby, Philip Pickett and Gail Hennessy where she won the 1997 Portallion Chamber Music Prize with guitarist Arngeir Hauksson, and in 1999 the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award (with Concanentes).

Catherine is a founder member of the award winning medieval and renaissance ensemble Concanentes, which has performed in many of the major festivals in Europe including York, Barcelona and Bruges Early Music Festivals and toured extensively in the UK, Holland and France. Catherine has given solo recitals and masterclasses all over the UK playing in the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and Pump Room in Bath, as well as performing as a guest soloist with several orchestras including the National Chamber Orchestra of Wales.

Catherine teaches at Eton College, Marlborough College and the West London Centre for Alexander Technique and regularly gives workshops in the Alexander Technique to musicians. She is also an external examiner for the Welsh College of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music.


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