Kathryn Mosley was born in New Zealand but has now made London her home. Kathryn has worked as a soloist, appearing with orchestras in both countries, and is in demand as a recitalist and duo partner, performing in the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, the USA and throughout Europe. Her work has covered a wide range of repertoire, from early songs to newly commissioned works, and she is the dedicatee of three works by New Zealand composers, Prelude by Nigel Keay, and Lull and School of Velocity by Warwick Blair. She has broadcast on a number of occasions on Radio New Zealand. Kathryn’s recording of the Sonata for Piano and Cello by Walter Macfarren with Joseph Spooner on Dutton Epoch attracted warm critical attention, with her playing being singled out for its vivacity (Gramophone), vigour and conviction (International Record Review), and great sensitivity and skill (MyReviewer). 2016 included premieres, festivals, and the making of a recording of works for cello and piano by New Zealand composers with cellist Joseph Spooner. In spring 2016, Kathryn toured New Zealand on Chamber Music New Zealand’s Encompass scheme, and now returns on a regular basis to work with the Iota and Korimako Ensembles, and her sister, cellist Eleanor Mosley.
It was the award of a scholarship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music that brought Kathryn to London, after undergraduate study at the University of Auckland, to study for a master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music. She has recently been awarded a doctorate for her thesis on cadenzas to Beethoven’s piano concertos. In addition to her work as a performer, Kathryn teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and works as an examiner for ABRSM.