Under the tutelage of Gerhard Mallon, flutist Catherine Gregory graduated in 2007 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (QCGU, Australia) with First Class Honours in Advanced Performance and was awarded the University Medal.
In 2008 Miss Gregory commenced her Masters in flute performance and toured Germany, France and Italy as principal flautist of the Queensland Youth Symphony and also performed in the Crusell week festival in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Miss Gregory has performed in the Bangalow Music Festival and in master classes with various international artists including Walter Auer, Paul Edmund-Davies, Wissam Boustany, Andrea Lieberknecht, Stephen Barlow and Jean Ferrandis.
Miss Gregory was awarded several prizes and was twice the winner of the prestigious Queensland Flute Guild’s James Carson Flute Competition. She has performed with the Queensland Orchestra and also for the Paris Opera Ballet on their Australian tour. Miss Gregory obtained her AMusA and received her LMusA with Distinction. She has played for various dignitaries including the Queensland Governor and the Premier of Queensland.
In 2009 Miss Gregory completed her Master of Music with High Distinction from the Queensland Conservatorium. To further her flute studies in the United States, Miss Gregory was awarded a 2009 Postgraduate Fulbright scholarship and a Brisbane City Council Emerging Artist’s fellowship to study in the flute studio of Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Pittsburgh where she is currently undertaking her Artist’s Diploma. In 2009, she was invited to perform in Washington DC as a soloist at the 60th Anniversary dinner of the Australian-American Fulbright commission. Miss Gregory recently attended the 2010 music Académie of Le Domaine Forget International Music Festival (Canada) and the Panoramic Flutist seminar in Boulder, Colorado.