composer, choir director, music teacher
Kate Honey (b. 1991) is a composer based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2018 with a Masters in Classical Composition. She previously studied at the University of Cambridge, where she graduated in 2013 with a First in Free Composition and the Arthur Bliss Prize for Composition.
She has been commissioned by the Nieuw Ensemble for works performed in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, (Anthropocene), and her work has also been performed in the Southbank Centre, the National Concert Hall of Ireland and St Johns Smith Square by the Britten Sinfonia, Rolf Hind, , Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, Morgan Buckley and the Hermes Experiment. In 2017 her music was the subject of a feature article by Guido van Oorschot in the Volkskrant.
Kate also composes for and directs the Amsterdam-based Beautiful Trouble Choir and Shell Out Sounds Ensemble.
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I teach piano, music theory and composition. Please get in touch via my contact page if you are interested in lessons!
Kate is one of very few people I know who has the patience to sit with me for hours transcribing my pieces as I dictated them, without which, as a blind composer, I could not have continued to write. I am now hoping for a career in composition, which I would never have had the confidence to consider without her clear but not exaggerated passion, invaluable encouragement and expert advice. – Alexia Sloane