Catherine Mackintosh

violinist, teacher, coach, artistic leader


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Catherine has passed on her enthusiasm for earlier styles of performing to countless musicians. From 1977-2001 she was professor of baroque and classical violin and viola at the Royal College of Music in London. At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow she has directed concerts, Purcell's semi-operas, Handel's 'Serse' and Monteverdi's Vespers.


Now in demand for masterclasses, orchestral direction and coaching, Catherine has formed close links in Eastern Europe with Aestas Musica International Baroque Summer School, and other Croatian, Czech and Hungarian ensembles, including The Croatian Baroque Ensemble, The Varazdin Chamber Orchestra and The Budapest Chamber Opera. She was also teaching at Czech Early Music Summer School in Valtice. From 2008-2011 she taught baroque violin at the Hague Royal Conservatoire and is a visiting professor of the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music in London, Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia and Zagreb Music Academy in Croatia.

Catherine is a Fellow of Royal College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.




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