Katherine Hebley

Katherine Hebley is a cellist in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. With her husband, Andrew Uren, she was part of the contemporary ensemble, 175 East, and forms the cello and clarinets duo, K.A.H.U. Ensemble.

K.A.H.U. Ensemble commissioned, performed, and recorded the first Double Concerto for Cello and Bass Clarinet by Anthony Ritchie, funded by Creative New Zealand. They have played in the dance collaboration, “Out the Window: Bone, Breath, Feather” with Carol Brown and Gillian Whitehead.  Katherine has also been the soloist in a number of concerti including the Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Schelomo. 

Katherine won Second Prize in the 1992 Gisborne Wind, String & Brass Competition, and Third Prize in the 1987/88 Christchurch Concerto Competition.

Katherine studied with Rolf Gjelsten of the NZSQ; Pieter Wispelwey in Holland; Andres Diaz for her Artist Diploma (Boston, USA); James Tennant and Coral Bognuda for her BMus (Perf) (Canterbury, NZ); and originally Joan Palmer in Napier. Katherine also holds the Licentiates from the Royal Schools of Music and the Trinity College of Music, London.