St. John’s based violist, Kate Read, is violist of the award winning Atlantic String Quartet and Principal Viola in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. She is also violist for Dark by Five, resident ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music, and Principal viola with Opera on the Avalon.
In 2004 Kate won a position with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London, England where she was a member for 6 years. Kate also regularly played with the renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2011 Kate moved to the north of Norway to play for 2 years with versatile chamber group MiNensemblet, with performances in Norway and internationally.
In demand as a teacher and adjudicator, Kate is sessional Viola professor at Memorial University and runs her own studio.