Katie Jenkins is a Welsh composer, now based in New York City. She is known for her interpersonal skills and ability to excel in collaborative relationships with other artists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Katie’s music fuses together sound-worlds that result in a unique sonic idiom. She weaves together tapestries of sound, focusing on the way that textures can be layered, evoking simultaneous environments. Katie’s musical output encompasses a broad spectrum of sounds from creating moments of intimate delicacy to rich soundscapes. Katie is an active recording artist and features regularly as an ambient vocalist on her own tracks, adding an ethereal and unique Celtic flair. Katie’s music has been performed across Europe and the US, including performances at National Sawdust Brooklyn where she held a fellowship, The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music and The Wales Millennium Centre.
Her multimedia collaborations have resulted in boundary pushing theatrical projects that include ‘American A.I- Am I Dreaming’ under the direction of New York based artist, Treyden Chiaravalloti. Other successful collaborations include music for Juilliard’s dance productions under the direction of esteemed dancer, Alicia Graf Mack as well as music for animation, featuring award-winning violinist Nathan Meltzer.
Katie has been commissioned by directors across the UK and US, including BBC Wildlife film-maker Nick Jones and New York based director Adjit Dias. She regularly collaborates with director Katherine Wilkinson and librettist Jessica Huang and Welsh poet Alice Condon. Her music is also featured in MIBE Music Library. She has composed for dance, theatre, opera and choir. She has written for award winning soloists such as pianist Umi Garrett and soprano Libby Sokolowski. Her work has been performed by ensembles including the Harmonia Sacra Choir, Juilliard’s string quartets and featured at music festivals in Varna, Bulgaria and The Academy of Music, Serbia.
Katie has an established team of collaborators ready to assist with commissions. This includes established audio engineers, specialists in MIDI mock-ups and score making assistants. She also has a large network of studio musicians on hand for larger projects.
At the Juilliard School, Katie was the last student of renowned composer, Christopher Rouse. She now works with Matthias Pintscher, conductor of the Ensemble Intercomporain, as well as Pulitzer prize winning composer Melinda Wagner. She holds the Gretchaninoff composition award as well as the Henry Mancini Fellowship. Katie is a member of PRS and BMI.