Katie Mayes – Concert Master
Katie has been living in Hamilton for a few years and is enjoying playing with TWSO after joining in 2011. She started playing the violin when she was ten as part of a musical household. Katie has played in numerous orchestras around New Zealand and London to fund her way through university and for pleasure, including the Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin Sinfonia, Manawatu Sinfonia, Rotorua Lakes Strings Ensemble, the New Plymouth Orchestra, London Repertoire Orchestra and Opus Orchestra
When not playing the violin, in no particular order, Katie is a taxi driver, with her husband, for their three children, the Regional Strategy Manager for the Waikato Regional Council and a board member of Orchestras Central.