Masterclass with Kate Hamilton

Friday 15 April 2016

Recital Hall West

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers you the opportunity to attend a masterclass with acclaimed Violist, Kate Hamilton. You are invited to witness her working with talented students, workshopping techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.

Kate Hamilton

Kate Hamilton, violist, has been described by critics as “hot viola playing, she uses her bow to draw out a rich stew of colors … and has a sound like liquid gold” (Minnesota Public Radio, 2015). She has recently been heard as soloist with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra (China), Central Oregon Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of San Jose (Costa Rica), Cartago Symphony (Costa Rica), Vale Veneto Festival Orchestra (Brazil) and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. Her recent solo recitals have been heard in Beijing, Paris, Italy, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the USA.

Highlights of the 2015-16 season include master classes at the Boccherini Conservatory (Lucca, Italy), Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia), and recitals in Italy, France, Brazil, China and New Zealand.

She is a graduate of the Oberlin and Peabody Conservatories and her principal teachers were Karen Tuttle and Jeffrey Irvine. She plays on a viola made specifically for her in 2000 by the internationally awarded luthier Hiroshi Iizuka, which is modeled after the viola d’amore of the Baroque period. For more information go to


ticket pricing
  • Free, bookings not required.