Catherine Cotter is a student at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studies with Amanda Truelove. She began her studies with Aisling Drury-Byrne in 2009 in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she later studied under Christopher Marwood. She was on continuous scholarship from the age of 11 at the RIAM. She was also selected for the RIAM Young Scholar Programme and was one of 4 students selected for the Eversheds Sutherland Accelerator Academy. She is a multiple first prizewinner at the Feis Ceoil, where she was recently awarded the Clyde Twelvetrees Cup in March 2023
She was the principal cellist of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
Catherine was awarded the Dublin Philharmonic Junior Solo Competition in the RIAM, as well as being awarded the Stephen Vernon Bursary in December 2020.
She was named Music for Galway’s inaugural “Cellissimo” Ambassador in September 2021, and currently performs on the “Galway Cello”, an instrument which was commissioned for the festival.
She is also an active chamber musician, was invited to perform in the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival in June 2022. She is currently a member of a piano trio and string quartet at the RCM.
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