Biography: Katherine Rawlings

Winner of the Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Award 2003, Katherine is a Melbourne-based composer of music that is stylistically thematic and emotive. Her work draws inspiration from other art forms such as visual art, literature and nature. In 2014 - 2015 she collaborated with author Ailsa Wild and illustrator Simon Howe as composer, producer, concert curator and publisher for Anthea's Garden the illustrated children's book with music (pictured left in front of miffy: Pictures and Pages book shop, Coburg)    

Her music has been performed/commissioned in Australia, France, Canada, Germany and U.S.A by numerous performers including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and The Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra. 

Katherine has been a guest speaker for the University of Melbourne and Monash University and has studied with some of the most accomplished composers in Australia including Brenton Broadstock, Richard Mills, Stuart Greenbaum, Mary Finsterer and Katy Abbott. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, a Master of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and her works are sold and distributed nationally and internationally through and the Australian Music Centre.