Catherine Upex studied the ‘cello with Dorothy Sumner and Georg Pedersen, obtaining her AmusA in 1990. As a member of the SBS Youth Orchestra she toured Europe, Taiwan and the Pacific and participated in several recordings for SBS Television. Catherine completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Sydney University in 1997, performing the Saint-Saëns ‘cello concerto with the Sydney University Orchestra. She has also made several chamber music recordings for 2MBS FM and ABC FM. During this period, Catherine studied viola da gamba with Jennifer Eriksson. She has performed on the instrument in several ensembles including The Renaissance Players, the Conservatorium Baroque Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, The Sydney Consort, Lautetia, La Folia, the Opera Project and Zarabanda. Catherine enjoys teaching ‘cello in several Sydney schools. Along with lutenist Tommie Andersson, Catherine has been a member of The Marais Project from the founding of the ensemble in 2000 and has performed in virtually every concert. She regularly appears with Jennifer Eriksson as a duo and has toured interstate with her on several occasions.