Catherine Evison

Catherine Evison, Saxophone

Catherine Evison studied classical saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with John Harle and Christian Forshaw, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2007 and a master's degree with distinction in 2014.

As a solo saxophonist, Catherine has reached the semi-final of the Royal Overseas League Music Competition and was runner up in The Needlemaker's Prize. She is a composer, favouring saxophone and electronics and has premiered her works at both The Forge and Milton Court. As a chamber musician with saxophone quartet 'Quadrophonia', Catherine won the CASS quartet competition, and reached the finals of the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition, The Tunnell Trust Scheme and the semi-finals of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music competition. Catherine was Principal Alto Saxophone with the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain for 4 years, in which time she performed several concerti with the group at venues such as the Beijing Concert Hall, the CBSO centre and Mahidol University in Bangkok.

Catherine has a diverse range of experience as an educator. She has lectured on music education at The Guildhall School and Trinity Laban; taught the saxophone at City University and Junior Guildhall and was Education Director for the 2012 World Saxophone Congress. She is the founder and Director of Mosaic Music Education Ltd, winners of the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise, The Amati Global Investors Award and Guildhall School Creative Entrepreneurship Award, where she creates music education resources for young instrumentalists and supports new teachers in their delivery. She is currently Director of Music at St Aubyn's School in London where she works with children aged 3-13 delivering curriculum music sessions based on the Kodály method. Catherine is planning to move to Scotland in 2020, and recently began teaching the Saxophone at the University of Aberdeen.