Kate Aldridgedouble bass

Kate Aldridge was born and bred in Dorset and began learning the double bass aged 11. She studied at the Royal College of Music with Peter Buckoke and during this 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 was taught by Chi-chi Nwanoku and 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, but travelling the world whenever possible. She specialises in period performance and works regularly with, amongst others, The Old Street Band (English Touring Opera), the Musical and Amicable Society, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Music for Awhile, Classical Opera, the Hanover Band, Brecon Baroque, Florilegium and The Gabrieli Consort.