St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Gemma Kateb - piano

Friday, 13 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Gemma Kateb - piano

Beethoven

Sonata No. 5 in C minor Op. 10 no. 1

I.  Allegro molto e con brio

II. Adagio molto

III. Prestissimo

Franz Schubert

Moments musicaux Op.94 (selections)

II. Andantino

IV. Moderato  

VI. Allegretto

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Prelude in G sharp minor, Op 32 no. 12 

Prelude in D, Op 23 no. 4 

Etude Tableau in C, Op 33 no. 2

Gemma Kateb graduated in 2007 with an Honours degree in music from the University of Birmingham, where she studied with Alexander Boyd and performed frequently at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts as a soloist, chamber pianist and accompanist. In 2008 she began her postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Laura Roberts and Pamela Lidiard. She graduated in 2011 with a Distinction for a Masters in Performance, specialising in in piano accompaniment and chamber music.

While at the Guildhall, she worked with a number of distinguished artists on song projects, including Sarah Walker and Graham Johnson, and has performed in masterclasses with Roger Vignoles, Paul Roberts and Martin Katz. Since graduating from the Guildhall Gemma has continued to give concerts throughout the UK and abroad, while working as an accompanist in association with GSMD and City University.

Gemma is a versatile musician and enjoys a varied performing life. As a song accompanist she has appeared at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Wigmore Hall and in the City of London Festival and as a chamber pianist she has performed at venues throughout London, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral and St Paul's Covent Garden. As a soloist Gemma has played at numerous venues including the Foundling Museum, Emmanuel Church Cambridge and Benslow Music Trust. She has also worked closely with a number of contemporary composers, premiering contemporary chamber works at the London Contemporary Dance School and the Arcola Theatre.

Forthcoming solo recitals will take place in Cambridge, London and Brighton alongside a number of appearances as a song accompanist and with piano duet partner Alexander Boyd. Gemma is very committed to music education and teaches piano at Aldwickbury School and at the Latymer Saturday Music Centre.

Gemma Kateb graduated in 2011 with a Distinction for a Masters in piano accompaniment and chamber music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a song accompanist she has appeared at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Wigmore Hall and in the City of London Festival and as a chamber pianist she has performed throughout London, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, and St Paul's Covent Garden. As a soloist Gemma has played at numerous venues including the Foundling Museum, and Benslow Music Trust. She has also premiered new chamber works at the London Contemporary Dance School and the Arcola Theatre. Gemma is very committed to music education and teaches piano at Aldwickbury School and at the Latymer Saturday Music Centre.