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Katelin Coleman, Bassoon Horn



Katelin Coleman was born in Burnaby, B.C., and first picked up the bassoon near the end of high school. She studied for a year in Vancouver with Julia Lockhart before moving to Montreal to study with Martin Mangrum and Stéphane Levesque at McGill University in 2008. She completed her Bachelor's in bassoon performance at McGill in 2012, and went on to pursue a Master's at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Datstellende Kunst in Mannheim, Germany, where she studied with Ole Kristian Dahl. In addition to these teachers, Katelin has played for Sergio Azzolini, Gustavo Nuñez, Bram van Sambeek, Carlo Colombo, Malte Refardt, Frederik Ekdahl, Audun Halvorsen and Johann Steinmann.

Katelin was an active freelancer throughout Europe; during her studies, she played regularly with Kammerphilharmonie Mannheim, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Het Gelders Orkest as both a principal and a tutti player. She later won the position of second bassoon in the Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, Denmark, on a temporary contract, and went on to hold a contract in Odense Symphony Orchestra as well. During this time, she has also been a trialist for the position of co-principal bassoon in the RTÉ Irish National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland, and continued to freelance throught Scandinavia, playing with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Orchestra. Since her return to the Lower Mainland in 2016, Katelin has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Allegra Chamber Orchestra and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

Katelin is also a passionate chamber musician, having performed chamber music concerts with players from the Danish Radio, Malmö Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic, and most recently, the Loïc Dequidt Ensemble - a jazz/Classical nonette, performing all original compositions.