KATHERINE ZESERSON is a musician, music educator, strategic advisor, facilitator and coach. She believes in the power of reflective practice to inspire human development and build compassionate communities. She has a varied free-lance portfolio combining organisational and leadership development, design and delivery of professional training in a wide range of education and arts contexts, one to one coaching and mentoring, and creative practice as a musician.
Current organisational clients include: Music Generation Ireland; European Concert Halls Organisation; Snape Maltings; Royal Opera House; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, inspire-music uk; Gulbenkian Musica and Luxembourg Philharmonie. She has a long-standing consultancy role supporting organisations delivering socially engaged music and arts programmes with young people in São Paulo, Brazil.
Over the last 35 years she has won an international reputation as a strategic thinker, leader, facilitator, trainer and educator, across a wide spectrum of organisations and communities – from early years’ settings to universities, grassroots women’s groups to local municipality departments, and small arts collectives to government ministries, major arts centres and concert halls. From 2001 to 2015 she was Founding Director of Learning and Participation at Sage Gateshead in the Northeast of England.