A native of New Zealand, violinist Kate Oswin studied with Remus Azoitei at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2016 with the Regency Award for notable achievement. She currently holds the position of CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy as First Violin in the Behn Quartet.
Recent chamber music performances include Schubert Octet at Wigmore Hall, Schoenberg Verklaerte Nacht at King’s Place, and performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Buckingham Palace, and live on BBC Radio 3. Other projects include a lecture-recital series in collaboration with Marcus du Sautoy exploring the mathematics of Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, and collaborating with John Adams for a performance of his Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet and electronics. As soloist, Kate has appeared with orchestras throughout New Zealand performing concertos by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Haydn, and Bach. Her competition successes include first prize at the New Zealand Chamber Music Competition, and the Bach Prize at the Gisborne International Music Competition for her performance of the Bach Chaconne.
Kate plays on a 1780 Gagliano violin, generously on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.