Kate Elmitt studied at The R.A.M. from the age of 12 and broadcast on B.B.C.’s Childrens Hour. At 14 she gained the Performers L.R.A.M. and whilst studying with Madeleine Windsor and then Harold Craxton went on to win the Henderson Scholarship and numnerous prizes.
At 20, the Tobias Matthay Fellowship enabled her to study briefly with Michelangeli in Arrezo where she was selected to play on Italian Radio, and for 3 years with Bruno Seidlhofer in Vienna where she passed the final examination wiih the highest mark possible, and became known as a radio and T.V. artist.
Since her return to this country, in addition to teaching and adjudication commitments, Kate has been performing as 2/3 of the Elmitt/Railton Duo on T.V., Radio, all over England, the Far East and Australia, and as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, lecture–recitalist, accompanist, and as a member of many chamber music ensembles.