Lecturer of Flute
DSCM (Sydney) MA (Vienna) LTCL
Katrina has been closely involved in flute teaching and performing for many years. After completing a performance diploma in Sydney she won scholarships to study at the University of Music in Vienna where she completed her M.A. in 1995.
Living in Vienna from 1988-2000 she also performed with many orchestras and ensembles at prestigious international festivals and was a founding member of the Vienna Pocket Opera and made regular appearances and recordings with the contemporary music ensemble Klangforum Wien.
Since moving to Cork in 2001 she has been teaching at the Cork School of Music and the Cork ETB School of Music. In 2013 her piece Nightfire for bass flute and cello won 1st prize in the Freescores Duo Composition Prize and she released a music video of her piece Wind on Waves She continues to write and arrange music especially for flutes.
Katrina believes strongly in ensemble work and she directs CAFE (Cork Adult Flute Ensemble) and has also worked as a tutor with the Cork County Youth Orchestra.
She is also passionate about traditional music from Ireland and further afield.
From 2013-2016 she circumnavigated the world sailing with her husband Dave Hennessy in their 13 metre yacht Laragh.