Catherine Borner studied piano and flute from the age of ten at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music. After graduating from the University of York, she trained on the repetiteur courses at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Catherine has performed concertos with York University Chamber Orchestra and James Allen Community Orchestra and has appeared on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. She has also played Petrushka with Bromley Symphony Orchestra. Repetiteur work includes Aida (Kentish Opera), Anna Bolena(Tower of London Festival 2005), A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Cunning Little Vixen, Romeo et Juliette(British Youth Opera) as well as The Gondoliers, La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro while trainee repetiteur at English National Opera.
Catherine joined NLC as their accompanist in September 2005. She teaches piano privately, for Bromley Youth Music Trust and at the James Allen Saturday School for the Performing Arts. From 2004 – 2022, Catherine helped run the piano section of the Beckenham Festival where she was also the official accompanist for the strings section. Her most recent performance with NLC was Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem in April 2022.