British flautist Katy Ovens graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with William Bennett, Clare Southworh and Patricia Morris, and was additionally awarded the Academy’s prestigious DipRAM for an outstanding final recital.
Katy performs regularly both as a chamber and orchestral player throughout Europe. She is a founding member of Trio Aeolian and the award-winning quintet Cavendish Winds. As an orchestral player, Katy was has performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nonclassical, the National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Vitae, Constella Opera Ballet Orchestra, Dorset Opera, Ensemble Eroica and the Euphonia Orchestra. As a soloist Katy has won numerous awards, including the Una Clark Young Artists' Trust's Jellinek Award, for which she performed the Ibert Concerto with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra, second prize in the British Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, and for two consecutive years was a prizewinner in the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize.
Alongside her performing career Katy is a also teacher and workshop leader. She is passionate about sharing her love of music with people in her local community - an interest which began whilst studying for her undergraduate degree in Music at the University of Manchester. Following her graduation from the Academy Katy was invited to be a Teaching Assistant on The 30th William Bennett International Flute Summerschool in Sale Marasino, Italy. Now based in London, Katy works regularly with Wigmore Hall Learning, Create, Involuntary Movement and the BBC Proms.
In her spare time, Katy enjoys finding new lidos around London to perfect her freestyle and baking bread.