Katherine plays cello in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; the Auckland Chamber Orchestra; the contemporary ensemble, 175 East; and the cello and clarinets duo, K.A.H.U. Ensemble.
Katherine won Second Prize in the 1992 Gisborne Wind, String & Brass Competition, and Third Prize in the 1987/88 Christchurch Concerto Competition, and has also been the soloist in a number of concerti including the Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Schelomo, and the Ritchie Double Concerto with her husband, Andrew Uren on bass clarinet.
Katherine studied with Rolf Gjelsten of the NZSQ; Pieter Wispelwey in Holland; Andres Diaz for her Artist Diploma (Boston, USA); James Tennant and Coral Bognuda for her BMus (Perf) (Canterbury, NZ), LRSM and LTCL; and originally Joan Palmer in Napier.
Reading, swimming, crosswords, chamber music & teaching (incl APOPS), and sharing these with her daughters & husband are favourite pastimes.