English pianist Kathryn Stott was born in Nelson, Lancashire on 10 December 1958. Her mother taught piano, so she began learning piano at five. She studied with Nadia Boulanger, Marcel Ciampi, Barbara Kerslake and Vlado Perlemuter at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Kendall Taylor at the Royal College of Music in London.
She won fifth place in the 1978 Leeds Piano Competition and this enabled her to begin a career as a soloist, specialising in English, French, contemporary classical music and, more recently, various kinds of Latin dance music.
As well as giving solo recitals, Stott collaborates with Natalie Clein, Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Truls Mørk and Noriko Ogawa, and has directed various festivals and concert series, mostly in the north of England.
Further information: kathrynstott.com
Ensemble. Whatever He's On, I Want Some - Mike Wheeler listens to Kathryn Stott's Buxton recital
CD Spotlight. Tip Top Music - Tine Thing Helseth and Kathryn Stott, heard by Howard Smith. 'Ever full of daring ...'
Ensemble. Especially Successful - Gillian Wills reports from the Australian Fesival of Chamber Music
Ensemble. Beethoven and Blue Skies - The 2007 Australian Festival of Chamber Music begins, and Malcolm Tattersall is there