Katie De La Matter
Katie De La Matter works as a freelance historical keyboard player, Baroque vocal coach, and creative director. She is frequently in demand as a continuo player and Baroque repetiteur, and has worked for numerous ensembles, festivals and conservatoires including the Early Opera Company, Iford Arts, Birmingham's Barber Opera, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Bach Society Competition, the London Handel Festival, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
She has appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and The Early Music Show as well as BBC Four and Discovery World, and has coached singers appearing with the English National Opera, Les Arts Florissants and Le Concert d'Astrée. Katie has also directed dramatic works from the harpsichord, including a promenade production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, an internationally touring production of Handel's Acis and Galatea, and Hasse's Siroe and Marc Antonio e Cleopatra.
She was awarded a PhD in 2012 by City University for her work in early eighteenth-century Italian opera. Katie is also the Artistic Director of Ensemble Tempus Fugit, which is currently developing a series of multisensory concerts for performance in 2017.