Cathal Killeen

Saxophone & Clarinet

Cathal enjoys a varied career in Ireland and the UK. He has been offered trials for positions with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and has been invited to play as Guest Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Cathal’s playing can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM, and he performs in Triskelion and Buccleuch Duo, who have featured at the West Wicklow Festival in Ireland, Bothwell recital series in Scotland, Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival and Madrid a Tempo.

Cathal has a passion for commissioning works from underrepresented backgrounds, and has premiered works for bass clarinet by Ivette Herryman Rodriguez and Aidan Teplitzky.
During the pandemic, Cathal travelled to Sweden and took lessons with Emil Jonason, former Concertgebouw principal clarinet Andreas Sundén and Martin Fröst. Cathal is a D’addario Artist, and performs on the Reserve Classic line of reeds. He is a recipient of the Dunbar Gerber award for chamber music and Jury Prize at the Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year.

Hourly rate is £45.

When paying for a block of 5 or more lessons, the hourly rate is £40 per lesson.