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kathryn Taylor Born in Tasmania, Kathryn studied for many years with former ABC Concerto Competition winner Alison Lazaroff and gave her first solo performance with orchestra at the age of eleven.

After moving to Brisbane, her violin studies continued with Spiros Rantos and Michelle Walsh, with whom she completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance.

In 1999, Kathryn was a recitalist in the National Youth Concerto Competition and after winning the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Young Instrumentalist Competition’, performed the violin concerto with the QSO and Muhai Tang.

Over the years, Kathryn has performed numerous solos and concertos with orchestras throughout Australia. Kathryn has toured extensively overseas with the Australian Youth Orchestra, ‘Camerata Australia’ and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and has been Concertmaster of several youth orchestras including the Queensland Youth Symphony.
In 2003, Kathryn attended the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne followed by further studies in Dublin with Eyal Kless. Kathryn has had lessons and performed in master classes with Maxim Vengerov, Salvatore Accardo, Takacs Quartet and many other notable international teachers.

Kathryn has worked regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and in 2005, she was appointed to a permanent position in the First Violin section of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.