Catherine Mackintosh has been one of the most important artists during the fascinating era of early music revival
Catherine is one of the most experienced orchestra concertmistresses and artistic leaders, having led The Academy of Ancient Music, Purcell Quartet and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Catherine’s full biography. During an illustrious career she has been one of the most active British musicians both at home and internationally.
Catherine has passed on her enthusiasm for early style in performance to countless younger musicians and is frequently invited to direct workshops and masterclasses around the world.
Catherine Mackintosh made influential recordings of the most relevant music from baroque period. She is on over 40 recordings of baroque and classical music periods.
an important pioneer
and inspiring artist
Catherine Mackintosh possesses unique energy that elevates each performance and takes it to the next level. She inspires musicians she works with through sharing her deep understanding of music while infusing rehearsals and concerts with the joy of music-making.
Catherine is a regular guest leader of many European and Australian ensembles.
Catherine's breadth and depth of experience in teaching, performing, directing and recording makes her one of a kind.
Helen Kruger, violinist
Her work with ensembles across the globe has opened up new horizons in the musical lives of too many to count. The more people can benefit from her expertise and spirit, the richer the world's musical tapestry will become.
Kati Debretzeni, violinist
English Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cat is a remarkable teacher - brilliant at communicating, she has a gift for guiding and encouraging her students, helping them to become independent musicians.
Clare Salaman, multi-instrumentalist
The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Cat Mackintosh is one of the biggest influences on my musical life ... a remarkable musician, teacher, leader and musical director
Laurence Cummings, conductor and harpsichordist
London Handel Festival
Göttingen Händel Festival