Catherine is a musician from London who now lives in Boston and NYC. Since moving to New York in the 1990's she has played a lot of Jazz, Experimental, Classical, and Contemporary music, and been inspired by the music of many cultures.

Catherine is on the artists’ roster of Cirque du Soleil and played electric cello for Cirque’s North American tour of "Quidam." She has also toured with Joe Jackson and Greg Osby, recorded with Lee Konitz and with diverse other artists. Recent performances include: Kanye West, Saturday Night Live, Donna Summer, Enya, Dave Douglas and Dave Holland. Her engagements are as diverse as the Palm Beach Opera and Dafnis Prieto’s Absolute Quintet, and principal cellist of the One World Symphony.

Catherine is Assistant Professor of Ear Training at Berklee College of Music, and Adjunct Professor of Strings. Previously, she directed the Orchestra and strings program at Columbia Grammar School in Manhattan. She also has a private teaching studio and offers workshops in string improvisation.

Catherine earned her Masters Degree at New England Conservatory. Originally, she was inspired by the cello in the hands of Jacqueline du Pre and learnt to play with Luis Garcia-Renart, Dorothy Lawson (of Ethel) and Astrid Schween. She studied classical piano with Allan Feinberg and Afro-Cuban piano with Sonny Bravo. She has studied jazz with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Rob Thomas, Christian Howes, Garry Dial, Allan Chase, John McNeil, Jerry Bergonzi and Charlie Banacos.

Catherine loves to cycle, as much climbing in the mountains as riding a fixie around town. She also loves to read, cook, write, dance Forrò and frolic in the ocean, with or without a scuba.

The picture on the right is Catherine with her brother Stephen and two hapless gingerbread men, and she has a curious affection for it.