Kathryn Stott is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative musicians and is one of today’s most engaging pianists. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has recently performed at the Kennedy Center, Tonhalle Zürich and the BBC Proms. Other recent highlights include a tour with cellist Giovanni Sollima in the UK and Italy, and performances with JP Jofre and his Hard Tango Chamber Band in New York. She makes her first visit to New Zealand in 2015 and returns to Australia for performances with the Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.
She has been performing and recording with Yo-Yo Ma for nearly 30 years, a collaboration that resulted in the Grammy Award-winning CD Soul of the Tango and its successor Obrigado Brazil. She has maintained a keen interest in contemporary music, and her close musical relationship with the composer Graham Fitkin has led to 7 world premieres.
Born in Lancashire, Kathryn Stott studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music. In addition to her busy career as a performer, she is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was recently made an Honorary Member. She was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government.