Kathryn Moorhead is an Australian flautist based in Adelaide, where she currently teaches flute at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. Kathryn worked in New Zealand between 2005 and 2022, where she held the position of Associate Principal Flute with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and taught flute at the University of Auckland. She has worked with many orchestras including the Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, Tasmanian and Netherlands Symphony Orchestras, the Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria.

Kathryn has performed at International Arts Festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Aberdeen and London, and has toured New Zealand with the Koru Wind Quintet for Chamber Music NZ. She has appeared as a recitalist at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington DC and the Australian Flute Festival. Kathryn has also been a jury member for the NFA Orchestral Audition Competition in the USA, the Australian Young Artist Competition and the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship.

Kathryn completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne and received a scholarship from the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust to undertake postgraduate study with Andreas Blau from the Berlin Philharmonic, Leon Berendse from the Netherlands Philharmonic and Harrie Starreveld at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. She also holds a PhD in Music from the University of Adelaide where she was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Her solo CDs are available through Move Records. In her spare time Kathryn enjoys playing her Renaissance and Baroque flutes.

Kathryn has created an online coaching program for flute teachers, graduates and adult flautists based anywhere in the world to demystify instrumental skills and focus on achievable goals. Information about the Flute Coaching Program can be found on this website.

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