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Music has the power to transport us, to affect our mood, to inspire. Catherine Little loves to harness that power amongst fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike.  From musical theatre to the recording studio, chamber music to solo performances, Catherine finds great joy in the creative music process. Take a look around the site to get to know her.

Catherine has an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (2007), and a Master’s in Music Performance from the Université de Montréal (2010). Her university studies covered the history, theory and interpretation of western classical music, as well as practical experience playing for auditions, orchestras, chamber music groups and solo recitals. 

 

Following her studies, Catherine successfully auditioned for the extras list of the Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia; for five months she performed with the orchestra under the direction of Swiss conductor, Baldur Brönnimann. Catherine has also had successful auditions and performances with the cello sections of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Montreal's Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, including a special live recording for CBC radio, and with Symphony Nova Scotia, in over 30 concerts since 2015. 

 

Catherine was the solo “pit” cellist for seven musicals at Nova Scotia's Neptune Theatre and has played on stage with pop acts like Jenn Grant, Il Divo, and Rod Stewart. Between 2012 and 2020, she gave numerous classical string duo, quartet and piano trio concerts.

 

Other projects of note include performing as a cello duo for Phin Dance’s The Grand Hotel in 2013, and in 2016, The Bells of Baddeck, A Music Drama, and Handel’s baroque opera, Rodelinda (Halifax Opera Festival). Catherine’s cello playing can be heard on the following recordings: The Baroque N’ Fiddle String Quartet’s album Buttermilk Mary (2012), Czardas, from Big Turnips, Vol. 2, with violinist/fiddler Anna Wedlock (2018), Terra Spencer’s In the City (2018), the Orchestrated Neighbours project with the Bela String Quartet (2019), Ryan MacGrath’s Hearth and Home (2019), and Joyful Talk’s Pixelated Skin (2020). 

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"You made my month. Your music brought me joy!"

                                                             Kathy, a concert attendee

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