Katrina started piano at the age of 3 with the Yamaha Music School, developing fine aural skills, before commencing private lessons with Catriona Stafford. In 2006, due to both her high music and academic standards, she was the recipient of the Academic Music Scholarship at Pymble Ladies’ College.
Soon after, Katrina studied with Katya Makarova and received her Associate Diploma in Piano in 2007. In 2009, being a cellist of the elite orchestra at her school, Katrina participated in the Music Tour to Vienna and the Scandinavian countries, an experience of the culture and the history of music. Later that year, she received her Licentiate Diploma and, driven by her interest in musicology, she began the 7th Grade Musicianship course and completed it in 2010.
In 2011, Katrina paired with Paula Lu, another talented student of Katya, and competed in the Multiples Section of the Ku-ring-gai Secondary Schools Concerto Competition. The duo thoroughly enjoyed this experience and won their section. This instigated Katrina’s passion for ensemble works and two piano works, something she will pursue in the future. In November that year, she went on to win the Carlingford Music Award.
During her HSC year, 2012, Katrina participated in the Roger Woodward competition and became the recipient of the Roger Woodward Scholarship and the 2MBS-FM Recording Award. She took Extension Music for the HSC and topped the subject at her school. She also received full marks for Extension Music in the HSC.
Katrina was chosen as a performer for the 2013 Encore concert at the Sydney Opera House. She now studies a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University Canberra, ACT.