Our leader is Kitty Beales.
Kitty started to learn the violin at the age of six. She was a pupil of the late Howard Davis of the Alberni Quartet, and played with the National Youth Orchestra between 1980 and 1982. Whilst in her final year at Cambridge studying law, Kitty led the Cambridge University Musical Society First Orchestra.
After graduating in 1987, Kitty moved to London and qualified as a chartered accountant. During the eighteen years she lived in London, she played regularly with both the Kensington and the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestras.
Kitty moved to Reading towards the end of 2005, just before the birth of her second child. She joined the Reading Symphony Orchestra in 2008.