Violinist Catherine Waterproof coat to Obtain Lifetime Achievement Award


Established in 1977, the York Early Music Competition (YEMF) is a part of England’s Nationwide Middle for Early Music (NCEM) annual program that celebrates historic homes and church buildings in York, England, via traditionally knowledgeable music efficiency. 

For the earlier two years, the YEMF was held on-line however it’ll return this yr from July 8–16, 2022. This yr may even see violinist Catherine Waterproof coat introduced with the 2020 York Early Music Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded biennially, this accolade acknowledges those that have made a big distinction within the early music world. Earlier winners have included Kuijken String Quartet, Dame Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Anthony Rooley, and Trevor Pinnock.

Previous to the award ceremony, Waterproof coat will probably be featured in a live-broadcast interview on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Present on July 10. Violinist Kati Debretzeni will later current the award in entrance of a stay viewers.

“I’m delighted that Catherine will lastly be receiving this award after a moderately lengthy wait!” mentioned NCEM and YEMF director, Delma Tomlin MBE within the press launch. “Her great profession, not simply as a performer, but additionally as a mentor and trainer, has had a rare affect on the world of early music.”

A graduate of London’s Royal Faculty of Music (RCM) learning the treble viol, Waterproof coat is the founding father of the Purcell Quartet and has recorded and carried out many main baroque works internationally. She was additionally Britain’s pioneer of the viola d’amore.

Moreover, Waterproof coat has taught at RCM, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, and has run programs overseas. She has additionally led orchestras together with the Academy of Historical Music and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment — which she co-founded and directed for 20 years.

“I’m tremendously touched and honored to obtain this award and to hitch the record of the earlier recipients — all pals and colleagues from whom I’ve learnt a lot and with whom I’ve fortunately traveled this musical highway,” Waterproof coat mentioned.

The theme of YEMF 2022 is “Connections.” For extra concerning the competition, together with tickets, click on right here.