In addition to her activities as a performer, Kathryn is an active researcher.  She was made a fellow of the Scaliger Institute of the  University of Leiden from 2003-2004 where she compiled a catalogue of printed music up until the year 1800, found in the University Library’s collection. This resulted in an exhibition ofselected works from the collection entitled: Geluck, geneughd, vermaeck en vreught, Muziekboeken in de Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek, and an accompanying catalogue written with Ton Koopman.

She was awarded a PhD from the University of Leiden in the docARTES program, on the 11th of October 2011. Her dissertation is entitled:  “Basso Continuo Sources from the Dutch Republic c.1620-c.1790”, and focuses on the practice of basso continuo in the Dutch Republic, with particular emphasis on an anonymous early 18th century manuscript giving instruction in the art.

Kathryn regularly gives lectures about her research, and contributes to music related magazines and journals such as Harpsichord and Fortepiano Magazine, Tijdschrift Oudemuziek, Alamire, Het Clavecimbel, amongst many others.

Kathryn is regularly invited to present her research at renowned conferences. Recent presentations took place at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford; and the Historical Keyboard Society of North America annual conference at Sam Houston State University School of Music, Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.

Kathryn is currently compiling a basso continuo book based on her many years as a dynamic player and educator. Watch this space for more information.


Kathryn is a dedicated teacher and has been involved in music education for more than 15 years.  She teaches the theoretical historical and practical applications of playing basso continuo at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, and is in demand as a private teacher on the harpsichord and forte-piano.  As coordinator of the Master Research Program of the Royal Conservatoire, she offer guidance each year to more than 250 Master students of all departments, and also teaches several courses encompassing a variety of research-related topics.

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Kathryn teaches Harpsichord, basso continuo and chamber music every summer at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and is a frequent guest teacher at other workshops and early music festivals in Europe and the USA.  She also recently took part in the ERASMUS teacher exchange at the Royal College of Music in London, where she lectured and coached harpsichord students.

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