Cancelled: Katy Woolley Master Class

Katy Woolley

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Event Cancelled: Katy Woolley Master Class

Due to ongoing lockdowns in Victoria, we regret to advise that Katy Woolley’s Master Class has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

Ticketholders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Join some of the world’s finest musicians for a revelatory master class and discover more about the music you love. Melbourne Recital Centre’s Master Class program provides essential artistic development opportunities that benefit young Australian artists and offer insights and learning for patrons as well.

Born in South West England in 1989, Katy Woolley was appointed principal horn of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2019 and is considered one of the most exciting musicians of her generation. She studied as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with Simon Rayner and at Berlin’s Universität der Künste with Christian Friedrich Dallmann. During her studies Ms Woolley served as principal horn of the European Youth Orchestra before accepting the position of third horn in the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa Pekka Salnonen in 2010, she was the first female brass member in the orchestra’s 75-year history. Katy graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2011 with a first-class degree and was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal by the HRH The Prince of Wales for best female leaver.

At the age of twenty-two, Katy was appointed principal horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra. This appointment led to her spreading her soloistic wings as she performed works by Mozart, Richard Strauss and Britten, as well as premiering Tansy Davies’ Forest Concerto for four horns with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Warsaw Autumn Festival and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Katy delights in creating meaningful connections with audiences and has enjoyed the intimacy of the chamber music and recital setting in engagements all over the world.

A passionate and dedicated teacher, Katy Woolley was professor of horn at the Royal Academy of Music in London, a post evolving into International Visiting Professor on her move to Amsterdam. As a guest teacher, she has educated students all over Europe as well as North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, more recently enjoying making the most of the rise of technology in allowing far-reaching and world-wide student connections.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. When we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.


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