Dr Katrina Faulds studied fortepiano with Geoffrey Lancaster (University of Western Australia) and Colleen Rae-Gerrard (Australian National University) before completing postgraduate studies with Stanley Hoogland at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
In 2012 she formed a duet partnership with Dr Penelope Cave, performing several times at Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire, as well as Lodge Park, Gloucestershire, and the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton. Katrina and Penelope appear in the Hidden Histories film series about music at Tatton Park, Cheshire, directed by Professor Jeanice Brooks, and recorded music by Larry Goves for Aura Satz’s installation ‘Sound Ornaments in the Music Room’, which was part of the Tatton Park Biennial in 2012. The duo’s most recent performance was in 2019 for the Genootschap Belle van Zuylen at the Geelvinck Muziek Museum in Zutphen, Holland.
In 2015, Katrina completed a PhD in historical musicology at the University of Southampton in which she looked at dance and dance music across the turn of the nineteenth century and its connection with elite female identity.
Katrina has worked as administrator for the Sound Heritage network, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and since 2017 on the AHRC-funded project ‘Music, Home and Heritage: Sounding the Domestic in Georgian Britain’, coordinated by Professor Jeanice Brooks and in partnership with Sydney Living Museums.
In 2017, Katrina appeared as guest fortepianist and presenter at SLM’s Sound Heritage Sydney symposium, held at Elizabeth Bay House.