Katy was a huge hit all round! Wearing her erudition very lightly, she proved a constant source of positive energy, deftly steering conversations and drawing the best from fellow guests. I only hope we can still afford her next year…– Iain Burnside, Artistic Director, The Ludlow English Song Weekend
Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. Her area of specialism is the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporaries, and she has also been involved in projects covering subjects as diverse as the history of the Edinburgh Festival, the role of émigré musicians in post-1945 British musical life, and variety shows at the Wigmore Hall in the early twentieth century. She has provided concert introductions and programme notes for a wide range of venues including the National Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, University of Nottingham, and St George’s, Bristol.
Katy has taught at the Royal College of Music, the University of Nottingham, City Lit and Middlesex University, published and assisted on projects focussing on nineteenth-century vocal music, and been active as a chamber accompanist and repetiteur, having worked with instrumentalists, singers and choirs in England, Ireland, Spain and Germany. She has also made several appearances on BBC Radio 3, as a Brahms specialist and as part of the Record Review team.
Public engagement is particularly close to Katy’s heart, and through programme note writing, delivering pre-concert talks, and offering presentations for local music societies and schools, she hopes to share some of her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject.
This website is intended to keep you up-to-date with all that Katy has been working on, and give you the opportunity to get in touch and leave your feedback! Feel free to comment on published posts, or use the contact form.