Kate Aldridge – bass
Kate Aldridge was born and bred in Dorset where she began learning the double bass aged 11. She studied at the Royal College of Music with Peter Buckoke and during that time gained places on both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience for Young Players and the London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme. After graduation she went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Chi-chi Nwanoku, supported by a Winifred Disney Award. She graduated with distinction in 2005 and spent a year with the Southbank Sinfonia. Kate is now a busy freelancer, based in London. She specialises in period performance and works regularly with, amongst others, The Old Street Band (English Touring Opera), Musical and Amicable Society, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Music for Awhile, Classical Opera, Hanover Band, Florilegium, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Feinstein Ensemble, Ex Cathedra and Brecon Baroque.