Katrina Penman was born in London in 1982 and began flute lessons at the age of eight. She studied composition and arrangement with Dr Timothy Bowers. She was a Scholar at the Royal College of Music as a flute student of Jaime Martin from 2001 to 2005. Katrina carried out postgraduate studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, and at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where she studied for two years with Davide Formisano. In 2006 she began to perform as an extra at Teatro alla Scala under conductors such as Dudamel, Chailly and Harding, and subsequently performed with the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Pappano and Termirkanov, and the Symphonica d’Italia under Lorin Maazel. She moved to Spain in 2009, and over the last ten years has played with many of the major symphony orchestras in the country (Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana with Placido Domingo, Sinfonica de Castilla y León with Vasily Petrenko, etc). She has premiered works by Spanish and American composers with her group Trio Rigoletto, and given premieres of works by Pablo Toribio and Mark Fish at the flute conventions of Great Britain (2014), Spain (2016) and Portugal (2016). Some of Katrina’s own compositions have been premiered by ensembles such as AFLAUP (Association of Flautists of Portugal), by whom she was also awarded a composition prize, and published by Sonata Ediciones. Katrina has worked as music arranger for the Sinfonica de Castilla y León’s educational project called “In Crescendo”, where she was also a flute teacher. She is music director and arranger for several productions by Teloncillo theatre company and Quinteto Respira. In 2019 she was a prizewinner in the composition competition organised by "The Flute View" for the Galway Flute Festival, in honour of Sir James Galway's 80th birthday. Her piece was premiered the same year at the Festival, in Weggis, Switzerland. This, and other pieces, have been published by Brotons & Mercadal. Current projects include compositions for flute and guitar for Dúo Lugares Comunes' latest venture which focuses on women in culture.