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Katharine Parton’s compositions confront the physicality of bodily action and synaesthetic experience to create works which challenge the image of the self and push the boundaries of the senses. She transforms sounds from the natural and built environments into beautifully lyrical and excitingly rhythmic works about women’s bodies, diagnosis and grief. 


Katharine has been performed by The Gesualdo Six, The Consort of Melbourne, Fenella Humphreys, BBC National Orchestra of Wales Chorus, Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne, Chichester Cathedral Choir, Paragon Singers Bath, Hannah Roper, Bel a capella, Sydney and St Catharine’s College Girls’ Choir, Cambridge. Current commissions include St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne and Leuphana University, Germany. She is print published by Encore Publications and Multitude of Voyces and her works range across solo, choral and orchestral pieces.


Katharine has won positions in the UK and Australia, most notably as Director of Music and Bye-Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge from 2014-17.

She also holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

photo by Polyphonic Pictures

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