Catherine Fleming is a recorder professor and Alexander Technique teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also teaches the Alexander Technique at Eton College. Catherine works as a freelance musician performing and recording with a variety of ensembles including her quartet The Flautadors.
As a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, Catherine co-chairs the ‘Alexander in Education’ special interest group promoting the work and setting up specific projects. She spoke on the education panels at the 2018 International Congress for AT in Chicago and the 2016 AT in Music Conference at Trinity Laban College in London.
Catherine studied the Alexander Technique with the late Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre, graduating in 2005. Since then she has developed her knowledge and understanding through working with eminent teachers such as John Nicholls, Elisabeth Walker, Ilana Machover and Mary Holland. Her undergraduate musical studies took place at the University of Hull where she was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize. She was then invited to remain in Hull as a specialist recorder tutor for the music department. Subsequently Catherine undertook postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she won the 1997 Portallion Chamber Music Prize with guitarist Arngeir Hauksson, and in 1999 the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award (with medieval ensemble Concanentes).
As a recorder player, Catherine has performed in many festivals across Europe including York, Barcelona and Bruges Early Music Festivals and toured extensively in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and France. Catherine has given solo recitals and masterclasses all over the UK playing in the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and Pump Room in Bath, as well as performing with the English National Opera and National Chamber Orchestra of Wales. Catherine has also worked as an adjudicator and external examiner for Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, Trinity Laban and the North London Music Festival.