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Once described by a critic of the Times as `the evening`s feisty and urbane harpsichordist`, Katharine May enjoys a varied career as a performer, teacher, baroque chamber music coach, and writer for Early Music Today, Music Teacher and the British Clavichord Society. She has performed widely for music clubs, universities and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Canada. She has also made numerous CDs and television recordings

playing authentic keyboard instruments. A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, she studied initially with Ruth Dyson and Robert Woolley, winning many prizes including the Raymond Ffennell Prize for best degree of the year. Greatly influenced by her studies with Jill Severs, she also received a scholarship to study with Kenneth Gilbert at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Her career has benefited from awards given by several trust funds and she is particularly grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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